Chemotherapy - Brielle

Drug or Chemo Therapy Associated with Ovarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer. Posted on January 2, 2013 View this journey (2 Experiences)

After surgery, I received two IV chemo treatments of carboplatin and taxol. The side effects were loss of appetite and fatgue. The onc told me that the 5th day would be the toughest and he was right. Following were 3 IP treatments with cisplatin and taxol. These treatments were much more challenging with hospitalizations, loss of hair, drop in platelet counts, white and red counts low, and concerns with potassium and magnesium levels. My appetite was very weak losing 40 plus pounds and I relied on chicken noodle soup, Boost , Popsicles and water. My onc suggested drinking at least two liters of water daily. Because of my body's reaction, the 6th chemo was anIV treatment as in the first two. Since the chemo, I've struggled with fatigue, chemo fog , and stamina. After the recurrence in July, I have now been determined to have platinum resistant ovarian cancer. During my treatments the oncology nurses both locally and at St. Francis have been such a blessing and always ready to assist, offer advice and help in anyway. They are very special in this journey. Following the advice of my doctors, who are very much research based, has also been a blessing in dealing with all the side and after effects. I just keep telling myself that I have to get through this to get to the other side and be well.

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

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