pamers1964's Journey with Gallbladder Cancer

Survivor: Gallbladder Cancer

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

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Relationship issues

    Oh No

    I am not married and have no children. I feel that with my parents aging that I am all alone.

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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had my gall bladder removed in december 2011. I was diagnosed then with stage 3 gall bladder cancer. I had major surgery January 2012. I was hospitalized for seven days and released. Then was hospitalized again because of an abscess . There was surgery to insert a drai tube for two more weeks. It was taken out o the 14th of February and then the next day my port was inserted. Then chemo began on Friday the 17th.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I underwent chemo from February 17 - June 15th of this year. I didn't loose all of my hair but it was so thin you could see my scalp and almost had to shave in the end. I was on anti depression medications, major anxiety meds each time I had to have my port accessed. Sleep meds and I still don't sleep well. Very very sick to stomach during chemo and lots of medication for fluid retention. After chemo ended I got sick with a viral infection that put me down for five days with a 103 temp. Then when I started back to work I was so sore I could barely walk or move on a daily basis. It wiped me out. I was finally placed on Celebrex and that has helped tremendously.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    almost 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    June 26 was found to be cancer free still. PETscan again on September 20th and on the 21st was still in remission. My hair is finally growing back and I am glad but I seem to crave terrible amounts of sugar. I am unable to bend my arms at the elbows for long periods bc they go to sleep.

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  5. 5
    almost 5 years ago
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    Other

    Decision Point

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

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