Fairfirelight's Journey with Serous Type

Patient: Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer > Epithelial Ovarian Carcinoma > Serous Type

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: almost 4 years ago, Female, Age: 41

  1. 1
    over 3 years ago
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    ER visit

    Oh No

    Thought a horrible lower right lower quadrant pain in my abdomen was possibly appendicitis. Tried to go to urgent care on own. Ended up in ER. They diagnosed a large cyst. Vaguely suggested it could be cancerous.

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  2. 2
    over 3 years ago
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    Problem with doctor

    Oh No

    Couldn't get an appointment for two weeks in the city. But wasn't too concerned until my OB GYN friend read my radiology reports. She was very concerned.

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  3. 3
    over 3 years ago
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    Decided to take my friends advice and assistance

    Decision Point

    Friend used her connections at her old job just outside the city to get me seen right away.

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  4. 4
    over 3 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Unilateral salpingo oophorectomy plus biopsies from other ovary and peritoneum of bladder. Wash taken of pelvis, too

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  5. 5
    over 3 years ago
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    Diagnosis

    Oh No

    Dr diagnosed me with stage III ovarian cancer - everything came back positive!

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  6. 6
    over 3 years ago
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    Robotic assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had little pain, even though second abdominal surgery in 5 days. Was back working part time by a week later. Participated in all of my classes all week. Just tired easily.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  7. 7
    over 3 years ago
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    To stay in burbs or switch hospitals to someplace in city for chemo.

    Decision Point

    Doctors that did surgeries and diagnosis were really good. But too far away to be practical. So had to make a choice.

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  8. 8
    4 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  9. 9
    4 months ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

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

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  10. 10
    4 months ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

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

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  11. 11
    4 months ago
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    Debulking surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  12. 12
    4 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  13. 13
    4 months ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

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

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  14. 14
    4 months ago
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    Low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia)

    Side Effects

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

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  15. 15
    4 months ago
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

    Side Effects

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

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  16. 16
    4 months ago
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    Maintenance or consolidation chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Started Zejula

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  17. 17
    4 months ago
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    Low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia)

    Side Effects

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

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  18. 18
    4 months ago
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    Stop PARP inhibitor completely or switch to a new one

    Decision Point

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

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