sunshinemb's Journey with Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Patient: Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: almost 8 years ago, Female, Age: 58, Stage IIIC

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    • sunshinemb
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopi...
    over 4 years ago
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    Abdominal hysterectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    My surgery was suppose to take only one and a half hours as described to me in detail before hand; but then once I was opened up it took 2 surgeons and 7 hours later and still not recovered. The worst day of my life.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • sunshinemb
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopi...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemotherapy changes your life forever. It strips your identity and life right from the grips of your soul. Nobody in this world will ever understand this unless you have gone through an agressive chemo regimen.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • sunshinemb
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopi...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Support Group

    Celebration

    Hi everyone....I wanted to share with all of you that if anyone lives in the Myrtle Beach area I will be starting a support group for all my TEAL sisters who currently do not have one to go to. Where I live is lacking much in the area of Ovarian Cancer Awareness. After attending the OCNA conference in Washington D.C., I have much information to share and feel that my mission in this journey is to provide information to those that are seeking it. So if you know anyone in SC, Horry Co area that might need someone there for them; please share this. I will also be painting this are TEAL for September awareness this year. First time; I'm proud to be able to be here and do this for all of us. God Bless!

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    • sunshinemb
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopi...
    over 3 years ago
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    abdominal lapraectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The most invasive surgery I have ever had; recovery is long, especially with chemo right after.

    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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    • sunshinemb
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopi...
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • sunshinemb
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopi...
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Had second major surgery 9/9/13; still recovering from surgery and taking chemo every other week; rough go right now especially this time of year. Hanging on through the hands of God.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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