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    CharMyrdal wrote on macfightsback's wall

    Hi,
    I have the same diagnosis as you. Could you please tell me what your initial surgery was like?

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      Are you a candidate for HIPEC? That is when they instill chemotherapy directly into the abdominal cavity during surgery. It was not available when I had my surgery in 2015. I wish it had been. I don't have any information about if people do better with HIPEC but it would be worth asking your surgeon about before surgery. I was in the hospital for 8 days. I had a Morphine drip a few days after surgery. I was momentarilt sore when I moved around. They encouraged me to get up and walk the halls. The hospital food was not very good so I did not eat very well. I had a few well managed complications. Most people do not have complications. I had to wait before I could drive after surgery, about 4-6 weeks. Then I had chemo. Surgery is different for everyone. Be sure to ask your surgeon any questions you may have. Surgeons sometimes have different procedures/protocols. So my experience may differ from yours. I wish you well.

      about 2 years ago
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    CharMyrdal wrote on Sapech's wall

    Hi,
    I just noticed we have the same diagnosis and are the same age! How long after your frontline chemo ended did you recur?

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Because it was front line therapy for me, my 6 rounds of carbo, taxol and avastin went very well for me.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Debulking surgery): I had to have my spleen, omentum and a half of my colon removed as well as all of my reproductive organs. They had to strip my diaphragm and scraped the peritoneum to remove all tumors.

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    Side Effects (Fatigue (tiredness)): My symptoms were incredibly vague, Until I developed ascites, I had some tiredness and bloating, but nothing dramatic.