Chrissymac's Journey with Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Survivor: Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 68, Stage IIIB

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    • Chrissymac
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopi...
    over 4 years ago
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    Laparoscopic hysterectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    First surgery when cancer was found. My gyno then sent me to a gyno/oncologist for further surgery.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    surgery went well but I had a very long recovery due to opening in the incision.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    No problems encountered during chemo days....it all went smoothly.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    Unfortunately, I had lots of side effects. Nausea/vomiting being the worst for several days after chemo. Could not eat or drink. Did lose weight over several months but have gained it back since then. The neulasta shot was the ultimate worst for me. I had severe leg and foot pain to the point of difficulty walking. It took about 8 days to get over being sick from both the chemo and the shot. I did have medications to control the nausea but they did not seem to work. My Doc finally gave me Emend and steroids to control it.

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    • Chrissymac
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopi...
    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    6 hours of treatments every 3 weeks for 6 months........finally done in September 2012! Woo Hoo............so far, so good! I go for a check-up this month so we'll see what awaits!

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