ovarian's Journey with Undifferentiated, Ovarian or Fallopia...

Survivor: Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer > Epithelial Ovarian Carcinoma > Undifferentiated

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 23 years ago, Female, Age: 68, Stage IIC

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    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Had lost my mother seven months before to the same cancer.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Abdominal hysterectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had only nine days after surgery to recover. Had 28 lymph nodes removed at surgery as well as total abdominal hysterectomy and implantation of my chemo port.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Had to have aggressive chemo due to the undifferentiated subtype and the rapid growth of the tumors between diagnosis and surgery two weeks later.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    I had nausea and vomiting for three to four days starting six hours after chemo with no relief from oral or rectal medication. Had chemo brain for two to three weeks after each treatment. Had severe immune suppression to the point where I had to stay in the house. The Oncologist gave me medication I took every day from before Chemo started to spare my kidneys and it worked. I did develop Epilepsy due to brain damage from the chemo and my white count has never fully recovered.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    The nurses at the hospital gave me a celebration when I went in for my last chemo as I would be there would be there for 24 hours to try to control the vomiting.

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    over 4 years ago
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    To have to ask for help

    Decision Point

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

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    over 4 years ago
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    Psychosocial

    Other Care

    I became very depressed being homebound. I basically did the whole treatment by myself. I called my pastor for help and was told there was no one who would help me.

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