daniC's Journey with Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Survivor: Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 53, Stage IIC

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    • daniC
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian Tu...
    about 5 years ago
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    Radical hysterectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
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    about 5 years ago
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    Omentectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Plus bowel re-section...

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
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    about 5 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

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    Psychosocial

    Other Care

    Friends gave me package of massages to use during treatment & it helped tremendously, from chemo onward!! Plus after my Dx I joined CaringBridge & that was & IS a great way to keep in touch & get support for both me & my sweetie...REALLY important! I actually celebrated all along the way. We made all day chemo a date by watching movies & getting take out food for lunch at the infusion center. It was something we looked forward to, with others chiming in about movie suggestions & menus, etc. we watched a lot of bad/good sci fi flicks that provided both humor & distraction. At the end of Radiation I baked a XXX Cake for the team, w/all the drawings they made on my own XXX decorating it-memorable & delicious. I say do what you have to do & try to have fun as you are able. It IS all ridiculous & a bit surreal, after all.

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    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian Tu...
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    From the beginning I had issues " tolerating" the radiation, resulting in diarrhea, re-adjusting " my fields"- the areas targeted to spare healthy tissues, etc. I ended up on morphine, not for pain, but for the side effect of constipation, which I did NOT have...just finally almost not constant diarrhea!! Even my Radiation Onc was " impressed" with my active bowels! Seems to be the problem for many, constipation, but not for me. Plus I have always had a good appetite & luckily still have taste, but keeping things down required a lot of plain chicken for protein & white rice & some non dairy nutrition drinks like Boost. Radiation was BY FAR more of a challenge for me than chemo. So, it really IS different for every person. Adjust, adjust, adjust...you can do it!!

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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