DonnaJenkins' Journey with Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Patient: Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 74, Stage III

  1. 1
    about 5 years ago
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    Omentectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  2. 2
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  3. 3
    about 5 years ago
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    Blood sugar, high (diabetes)

    Side Effects

    Take a cortio steroid day before chemo; elevates blood sugar. Post op chemo, even higher blood sugars Sugar raises to 240 and post chemo to 300. My endo keeps adjusting my insulin dosing chart for me. See her every couple weeks right now. Last chemo scheduled for 9/25.

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  4. 4
    about 5 years ago
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    Constipation

    Side Effects

    Chemo tends to give constipation. Also due to Tylenol that I take and definitely if I take stronger pain meds. Take vegetable laxative and Milk of Magnesium, if needed. Continued constipation: Senokut-S works the best.

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  5. 5
    about 5 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Extreme fatigure 3 days post chemo that lasts for a week. Then my strength usually comes back until my next chemo that is 21 days later.

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  6. 6
    about 5 years ago
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    Fluid in the abdomen (ascites)

    Side Effects

    Have to wear a maxi pad; urinate often. Swelling and bloating in stomach still exists.

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  7. 7
    about 5 years ago
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    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    Hair is thinning. Lossing hair on other parts of my body, too.

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  8. 8
    about 5 years ago
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    Lymphedema

    Side Effects

    37 lymph nodes removed. Swollen feet, ankles, and calves.

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  9. 9
    about 5 years ago
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    Side Effects

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  10. 10
    about 5 years ago
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    Weight loss

    Side Effects

    Lot of weight change. Lost 35 lbs in 6 weeks post op. Lost more recently because I think more of abdomen fluid is getting under control due to my 3 recent chemo treatments.

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  11. 11
    about 5 years ago
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    Other

    Side Effects

    Burning sensation on bottom of foot; feet feel parched but are not. Use Aquaphor. Also get a B12 shot day of chemo.

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  12. 12
    about 5 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    CA125 blood marker was 350 prior to surgery. Is not below 80. Goal is less than 20. CT scans will be the real test about how many cancer cells are left. Started with Stage 3 Cancer.

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  13. 13
    about 5 years ago
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    Alternative Medicine

    Other Care

    Have a name of MD who practices eating good to build immune system and what foods fight cancer.

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