OvarianCancer's Journey with Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Survivor: Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Female, Age: 64, Stage IV

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)

    Side Effects

    Side effects and after effects: hairloss; peripheral neuropathy; fatigue, hearing loss; capsular growth on artificial lens (catarac surgery done a couple of years prior to OC diagnosis); muscle loss; pain under porta-cath causing headaches, neck, shoulder pain; anemia; allergies; chemo brain; depression; constipation/diarrhea; flu like symptoms; cardiac issues; memory changes; mouth dryness & sores; memory changes; thinking problems.

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    see notes

    Loss

    my mind/sense of humor; my ability to perform livelihood; my physical self as experienced prior to diagnosis; confidence; vigor; middle age (straight to being elderly).

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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Home care

    Other Care

    I purchased long term health care years ago, thank god !

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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Cancer found "by accident" at stage four. My endochronologist had ordered an ultrsound of my thyroid. the centinal lymph node was found then. I think it was as difficult for her to tell me the news as it was to hear it ! The cancer had spread to lymph system, no organs, fortunately. Later tested positive for BCRA 1 genetic mutation.

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Debulking surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had the DaVinci computerized surgery which was terrific. I experienced little surgical pain afterwards and no complications. I was blessed !

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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