Txlady's Journey with Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Patient: Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: over 1 year ago, Female, Age: 59, Stage IIIC

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    • Txlady
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian T...
    7 days ago
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    Laparoscopy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had diagnostic laparoscopy for diagnosis , staging and removal of ascites due to location and number of tumors ( dr said it looked like someone threw a cup of rice in my abdomen -there were so many small tumors) unable to do surgery, so did 6 cycles of chemo

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Txlady
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was violently ill for a week following first cycle. Could not keep anything down, even water despite anti-nausea drugs. My husband finally asked me to try baking soda disolved in water and that neutralized the acid an helped tremendously. I lesrned you must stay hydrated. The chemo zaps all of the moisture in your body. I really suffered with constpation. I found that if he drank lots of water and took stool softeners it really helped. The water also helps flush the drugs from you body faster.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Txlady
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had port implanted after 2nd cycle of chemo. I STRONGLY suggest a pott. Our veins are not made to handle chemo. I had so many problemswith chemo leaking I demanded they put in a port. No more problems since then. I love my port!

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Txlady
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    6 days ago
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    Debulking surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Total Abdominal Hysterectomy, BSO, omenectomy in November, 2017

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Txlady
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My surgery was followed by three cycles of chemo to kill any hidden cancer cells. I continued to work full time, and usually only missed a day or two of work after each cycle. I had my treatment on Thurdsdays, and usually had to stay home on Monday, sometimes Tuesdays.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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