• Kaylia
    • Experience with Primary Mediastinal B-C...
    over 2 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a Hickman Line inserted about a week before my second chemo (the first as an outpatient, and the first of a different type as ...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Kaylia
    • Experience with Primary Mediastinal B-C...
    over 2 years ago
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    Pericardical Drain

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was actually considered 'critical' (although was not aware of this until after) due to severe pericardial effusion. I had a very ...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • pmak
    • Experience with Primary Mediastinal B-Cel...
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    WILL POWER

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Roborjdz
    • Experience with Primary Mediastinal B...
    almost 7 years ago
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    Lumbar puncture

    Procedure or Surgery

    I have had 7 lumbar punctures. I was given mydazolam as a premed. I felt no pain and had no side effects.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Roborjdz
    • Experience with Primary Mediastinal B...
    almost 7 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    So far this year I have spent 65 days in hospital and over 80 visits to the cancer clinic involving receiving chemo and other drugs ...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  1. over 7 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    I am a CrossFit athlete, and I haven't yet been able to clarify if I can do push-ups safely. I don't want to dislodge it! The port h...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • GJSmith
    • Experience with Primary Mediastinal B-...
    over 7 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Small needle biopsy x 6 and tumour core biopsy

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • mr_nurse2U
    • Experience with Primary Mediastinal...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    When the procedure was completed, I could feel my heart valve for the first time. I asked for the placement of the catheter to be im...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • cjnelson
    • Experience with Primary Mediastinal B...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    I went to the hospital to have my port installed. It was a same day procedure. I wasn't allowed to eat anything before the surgery...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • cjnelson
    • Experience with Primary Mediastinal B...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Biospy, Lumbar puncture, Bone marrow biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    So I stayed in the hospital for a week after they found the mass. This turned out to be good because I was able to get all my proce...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • tslager01
    • Experience with Primary Mediastinal ...
    almost 10 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I ended up having two chest procedures - stinoscopy and a sternotomy to be able to get large enough biopsy samples. Two months later...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
    0 Comments
    • toledotom
    • Experience with Primary Mediastinal ...
    over 3 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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