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    carriejurnaz asked a questionOvarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

    Recurrence Annxiety after Treatment with FSS

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      jackieg

      Everyone worries about cancer coming back including me, but then I stop and think. Some people talk to their doctor about getting on some sort of medicine Do I worry about getting in a car accident every time I get in my car and go somewhere? Am I afraid of walking out my door and getting hit by a bus? No, so why do I worry about this which I don't. It is/was there if it comes back and it did, I will deal with it at that time and I am. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1995 at the age of 31, I had total hysterectomy and 6 months of chemo and was then in remission for 17 yeas until 2012 when it came back as stage IV. I did not have to have a total hysterectomy in 1995, I could have left my uterus in order to do IVF but chose not to because I had a 10 year old son. Sorry if this goes from one topic to another, but that is the way my mind thinks since chemo. It just kind of wanders.

      over 5 years ago
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      Lynne-I-Am

      All of us who have had Cancer worry,to some degree, about the possibility of recurrance. This was a major decision for you and it is great that this option was even available. If I were a young thirty something , instead of a young sixty something, I would have explored the fertility options also. Do not let the "what if" rule you. Live your life.

      over 5 years ago
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      pammyjo

      As everyone else has said, we all deal with the fear of recurrence and even if you'd had everything removed you would still be dealing with that fear. That said; if and when you have a child, you will stop questioning your choice because once you become a mother you will realize just how much you are willing to sacrafice for your child. I know that I wouldn't hesitate to lay down my life for my children. And, if me dealing with fear and risking a recurrance is what allowed them to exist, I'd do it in a heartbeat. I applaud you for your decision and I hope you get to experiance the joy of motherhood.

      over 5 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Just got hooked up for infusion 2 of 3. With the neuropathy, they had discussed possibly lowering the dosage, but they didn't need to in the end.

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    Side Effects (Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)): Hands and feet. Even got the rash. Apparently, I am super sensitive to the chemo. Even got a rash on my hands and feet, as well.

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    Side Effects (Dry, Gritty, and Sore Eyes ): I've been waking up the past few days with really dry, sore eyes. I can barely open my eyes until I've put some drops In. Vision has also been different. Sometimes it takes me a second or 2 to focus on what's in front of me.

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    Side Effects (Urinary changes (frequency, urgency)): Noticed yesterday afternoon that I'd had coffee, 32oz of water, tea, yogurt, and soup but I hadn't used the restroom all day. Worse, I didn't even need to go.

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    Side Effects (Nausea/Vomiting): Got a headache on Monday. Got so bad that I had to leave work early. Tuesday, I woke up and immediately started vomiting. That lasted all morning. Zofran finally started working in the afternoon and I felt much better. Had a better handle on the nausea on Wednesday, took meds before even getting out of bed.