Bellamore's Journey:

Patient: Bile Duct (Cholangiocarcinoma) Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 68

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    • Experience with Bile Duct (Cholangio...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    My holistic doctor diagnosed this cancer. Because he couldn't treat me for it, I opted to go to Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhatten. I basically had "no" reaction when I was diagnosed. In stead of asking "why me", I asked "why not me". This has become just another road in my life's journey.

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    • Experience with Bile Duct (Cholangio...
    over 4 years ago
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    Hepatic Artery Infusion Pump Therapy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Spent 6 days in the hospital for surgery. Three months for recovery. It was tough because my husband and I are currently raising out three (all under 7) grandchildren.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Bellamore
    • Experience with Bile Duct (Cholangio...
    over 4 years ago
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    Body part/function

    Loss

    I lost my waistline. I worked hard at keeping fit and in shape and now I have a pump the size of a hocky puck protruding from my abdomen, not to mention a very swollen liver.

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    • Bellamore
    • Experience with Bile Duct (Cholangio...
    over 4 years ago
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    CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

    Other Care

    I haven't started yet, but I want to do acupuncture. My doctor is totally against any herbal medicines.

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