TammySue's Journey with Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Family/Friend: Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 7 years ago, Female, Age: 64, Stage IV

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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    In December 2010 week befor Christmas we got news that our mother has stage 4 Overian Cancer, Our life had forever turned Fear started to sit in. We are taking one day at time and Thanking God for those days

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    Procedure or Surgery

    Our mom went in to have biopsy from her left lung dr made small inspection and tried to get some but couldn't the mass was so much and thik he couldn't do it. Getting tgat news was heart breaking was me my sister and our dad we had family waiting on outside of door he couldn't tell us how long we have with our love one just make her comfortable we just hold each other n cryed than we went out and told rest of family the news

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    First time mom went for chemo they had to stop she got real sick so had give her med for that once she was okay they finish the chemo over next time periods we notice her hair falling out we went and had to cut her long hair short over time we had go shave it that was hardest part wig mom just hated we all got her hats and pretty scarfs to wear and I fix them up so mom can be styling her spirt and faith high

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    Thro her chemo mom been feeling nausea which is normal along with dry mouth so where ever she goes she had water Bottel not mention chemo brain she forgetting stuff which is hard on us cuz our mother loves making homemade berry dumplings

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    Breakthrough

    Celebration

    We was so exited to learn that cancer was shrinking than later on it was gone we was so happy so thankful we couldn't wait for mom to reach year of cancer free but that changed in 6mth

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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Mom had go to ER due to she wasn't feeling good and she looked like she swallow basketball test revealed not only fluid built up but cancer on outside lining of her stomach WHAT!!! We just couldn't belive this I remember my 2 younger children goin into rm and hug granma and told her not to leave them Don't die on us the words mom told them was No I'm not gonna die I got to help your mother raise youns so my days here are not finished she such a strong lady

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    Decision Point

    Tried different chemo but fluids keep building up fast she stayed on that chemo for 3weeks than they switch her to difft one

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    Other Care

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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    Thurs. may 17,2012. Mom went to hospital for Lab work and fluid drain they notice mom wasn't her self they asked for lab work her white cell tripled they knew she was fighting infection somewhere they sent her to ER couldn't get oxygen reading on her they had to put newborn reader on her pinky to get reading we found out she gas phnomonia and needs to be admitted and need oxygen when she goes home

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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    Whelp tues may 22, 2012 mom still in hospital got here round 2:45pm my dad left to pay bills and stuff mom was sitting in recliner but her back started hurting bad I helped her to bed and rub her back. Respotory Nurse came in to due breathing treatment on mom she did well but got the shackes from the meds. She was still in so much pain that she couldn't eat dinner Danielle came in give mom some pain med she finnly set at edge and eat little salad, cottage cheese and cream of potato soup befor I left out for the night

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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    May 22, 2012. Mom slept good thro the night. They will be running test on mom to see if she needs oxygen when she up moving around.. She dosnt need it at night so that's good. She picked nick at her breakfast.

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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    Its now 11:08 am on may 23rd 2012. Here at st Francis hospital got here little after 9:00am mom dr gonna come by to talk to us and answer any questions we have concerning our love one(a wife,mother,granma and sister,aunt) we know more is going I with mom but nurses are telling us no its just the phnemonia idk from her overian cancer that lead up to left lung full of mass to now tumor on lining of outside of her stomach it's so hard for her to breath. I know she on Gods care it's so hard to have the Hope And Faith I see those words everyday that what I had tattoo on top of my left foot Faith Hope in middle teal ribbon with angel wings on ribbon says MOM DEC 2010

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    Other Care

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    Decision Point

    2:50pm may 23, 2012. Dr came in to see mom they put her on difft antibiotics mom white cell jump up high got infection again. She has to stay longer in hospital feet n leg turning bluish purple gotta run test to see how atries n vien are.

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    Procedure or Surgery

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    Other Care

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    Clinical Trial

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    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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    Other Care

    10:50am may 24th 2012 mom had CT Scan done dr came out and told us what he found we didn't want to hear the words CANCER again now in her lungs ugh WHEN IS IT GONNA STOP I HATE CANCER WITH A PASSION!!!! Why mom WHY DOES this happen to good Christain people?????mom lived right and by God rule I Don't Understand this.

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    Gets to come home

    Other Care

    Mom got to come today may 25th 2012 good to have her back home got all her meds and other personal stuff dr told us there nothing lung dr can do we start on back of first chemo she had just hopeing this one kills all the cancer

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    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Decision Point

    May 29,2012 at 2:00pm. Mom has dr appt waiting to go back after Jacob checks her over. Our time to go back he told mom she only patient he ever had who fought so hard on cancer she a fighter most drs give up on them but not Jacob he told mom one more chemo this will cause her hair to fall out again but she said that be fine as long it kills the cancer but if not he said he prayers she goes peacefully in her sleep. Nurse who cancer servivor rolled mom out and he told us mom is dying words you don't want to hear. We are not giving up God in controll

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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    May 30, 2012. Mom be having her lady chemo probly at 10:30am wish I was there with her but I'm heading to st Louis for my special needs son 2 drs appt.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    Home

    Other Care

    May 30, 2012 stayed night with my parents talking about no sleep but it's worth taking care of my mom

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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    May 31, 2012 7:30am back in ER with mom dr admitting her in. HATE CANCER I HATE IT HATE IT!!!!!!!!!

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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    June 4th 2012 9:37am still here in hospital it has been a jurney, dr Jacob came in to see mom n talk he told us he gonna have fluid drain and keep her here n comfy I'll write more later

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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    So hard our wonderful mother had defeated cancer she went home to be with Jesus at 3:33am sat. June 9 2012 we love you mom your a fighter and cancer couldn't bring u down your my Hero my sweet beautiful Angle

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