GKGKeri's Journey with Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Survivor: Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 41, Stage IV

  1. 1
    • GKGKeri
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian ...
    3 months ago
    GKGKeri's Avatar

    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Diagnosed in February 2015, and to think I thought I was just having an issue with my appendix.

    0 Comments
  2. 2
    • GKGKeri
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian ...
    3 months ago
    GKGKeri's Avatar

    Primary tumor debulking

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery on items as follows: laparoscopy converted to laparotomy, total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, en bloc rectosigmoid resection with end-to-end anastomosis, pelvic and aortic lymphadenectomy, omentectomy, splenectomy, full-thickness diaphragm resection, right appendectomy, precardial tumor removal, bladder plaque removal with cystotomy repair, bilateral ureterolysis, intraperitoneal chemo port, loop ileostomy

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
  3. 3
    • GKGKeri
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian ...
    3 months ago
    GKGKeri's Avatar

    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Carboplatin and Paclitaxel, traditional infusion and done intraperitoneally.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
  4. 4
    • GKGKeri
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian ...
    3 months ago
    GKGKeri's Avatar

    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    July 2015

    0 Comments
  5. 5
    • GKGKeri
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian ...
    3 months ago
    GKGKeri's Avatar

    Second look surgery after chemotherapy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Ileostomy Reversal and 2nd look - No Evidence of Disease!

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
    0 Comments
  6. 6
    • GKGKeri
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian ...
    3 months ago
    GKGKeri's Avatar

    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Doxil and Avastin: 7 rounds received. Day 1, Day 8 and then Day 21 (new Day 1).

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
    0 Comments
  7. 7
    • GKGKeri
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian ...
    3 months ago
    GKGKeri's Avatar

    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Umbilical Hernia Repair Surgery - Delays chemotherapy.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
    0 Comments
  8. 8
    • GKGKeri
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian ...
    3 months ago
    GKGKeri's Avatar

    New Chemotherapy or Surgery?

    Decision Point

    The chemotherapy stopped being effective in January of 2017. I had to decide whether to go the surgical or new chemotherapy route. I ended up selecting the Surgery.

    0 Comments
  9. 9
    • GKGKeri
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian ...
    3 months ago
    GKGKeri's Avatar

    Debulking surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Laparoscopy, laparotomy, cytoreduction, R0 disease; metastases--perihepatic, peripancreatic, perihilar; lesion greater curvature stomach; cholecystectomy.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
    0 Comments
  10. 10
    • GKGKeri
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian ...
    3 months ago
    GKGKeri's Avatar

    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Gemzar and Carboplatin: 6 rounds received. Day 1, Day 8 and Day 21 (new Day 1).

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
    0 Comments
  11. 11
    • GKGKeri
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian ...
    3 months ago
    GKGKeri's Avatar

    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    July 2017 Finished Chemotherapy!

    0 Comments
  12. 12
    • GKGKeri
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian ...
    3 months ago
    GKGKeri's Avatar

    Maintenance or consolidation chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Excited to be able to take Zejula. But wow, did it make me nauseous, even after dose reducing down to 100mg.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
    0 Comments
  13. 13
    • GKGKeri
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian ...
    3 months ago
    GKGKeri's Avatar

    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    The nausea got to be too much and I quit taking Zejula in May 2018.

    0 Comments
  14. 14
    • GKGKeri
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian ...
    3 months ago
    GKGKeri's Avatar

    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    September 2018, I was told the cancer had returned again. And again to my liver.

    0 Comments
  15. 15
    • GKGKeri
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian ...
    3 months ago
    GKGKeri's Avatar

    Hormone therapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Prescribed Letrozole as my previous tumors had markers that indicated the treatment would be successful. And it was...for about 7 months.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
    0 Comments
  16. 16
    • GKGKeri
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian ...
    3 months ago
    GKGKeri's Avatar

    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemotherapy Begins Again. Carboplatin and Avastin. Only 3 rounds completed as an allergy to Carboplatin develops. Day 1, Day 8, DAy 15 and Day 28 (becomes the new Day 1)

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
    0 Comments
  17. 17
    • GKGKeri
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian ...
    3 months ago
    GKGKeri's Avatar

    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Switching to another cocktail: Abraxane and Avastin. 4 more rounds. Day 1, Day 8, Day 15 and Day 28 (new Day 1)

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
    0 Comments