gr8ful's Journey with Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Patient: Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: almost 4 years ago, Female, Age: 57

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    • gr8ful
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian T...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Oh No

    Learned todfay 11-12-12 that I have a mass by my left Adnexa measuring 6.6 x 8.6 x 6.8 centimeters. Tomorrow morning I will have a lymph node biopsy on the swollen lymph nodes right next to that area of my abdomen(groin). Then I the gynecological oncologists will examine me. Thank God I am at Northwestern Memorial. The hard part is that I am here on my own. Any support - survivors - intelligent alternatives - research - advice on easing my road are deeply appreciated. Tonight I am studying staging and trying to reach out for help and support from those in whom this grim thing has been solved. I do not know if it is malignant but it sounds like based on the size of it and the lymph node swelling . . . . . well let's say I am suddenly in the market for a miracle. I entered the emergency room last Thursday with Ascites and they removed maybe 20 oz of clear amber fluid from my abdomen which bloated over night about August 29, 2012. I have swollen lymph nodes under each armpit and have had several months of severe acid reflux/vomiting/indigestion. I am trim, non smoker, non-drinker with no family history of reproductive organ or breast cancer. I have never had a medical problem before this one. The albumin level in my blood is 2.1 and is 2.5 in the ascites fluid. I have no fever, have a good appetite, feel very healthy, and my lungs and breathing are great. I insist that whatever pain befalls my life be somehow used to benefit someone else. That inspires my true heart to be brave and do the right thing about what is wrong. It defies the alternative: incomprehensible demoralizing self-pity and despair.

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