slhwtx's Journey with Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Patient: Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 42

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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    So this was supposed to be a simple removal of a cyst like growth on my ovary surgery. Well that turned out to be the discovery of the tumor that is ovarian cancer.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    After my what is now my initial surgery, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, endometroid carcinoma is the specific tumor found and removed. I have further surgery scheduled for later this month to determine stage, if there is more to be found, etc.

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    Hysterectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had the surgery this past Thursday. Now to wait for the pathology results for the next steps in this journey.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Decision Point

    Results of the biopsy scans from the most recent surgery are awesome. Negative on all tissues and items removed. Problem is the tumor they removed in the March surgery ruptured during removal. That means to chemo or not to chemo, that is the decision. On the recommendation of my doctor and serious discussion with my husband I am deciding to do the chemo. I want to know I have done all I can to make sure this cancer doesn't come back at all. The only way to do that is to have the chemo and kill any cancer cells that might have decided to stick around that were not found during the surgery and scans since the tumor ruptured leaking back into my body. There is that slight chance that they are still there.

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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Had chemo this past Wednesday the 23rd. First one for me out of 6 treatments.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    Other

    Side Effects

    Had many side effects to the chemo, 2 drug combo (carbo and paclitaxel). Had allergic skin rsah, flushing of the face, many muscle aches and pains, constipation and tiredness. The pain and constipation are the worst parts as the others did go away within a day or so. The others lasted until today, total of like 5 days. Hope this will be the worst part of it and the rest of the treatments are better. Here's to hoping.

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