Anyone else with stageIV ovarian cancer with pleural effusion?

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RE: Anyone else with stageIV ovarian cancer with pleural effusion?

by wenthewyntr on Wed May 23, 2012 11:19 PM

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Mine is in the abdomen and right lung as well. Did they do thorescentesis to drain fluid? Since surgery, and the three draws from my lung,  the  pain I have now is from the six rounds of carbo/taxol. So, it's been seven years? I am seeing that you were stage 1C,  and are now facing it again, metastized to your lung, and re-graded to stageIV. Stupid cancer! Whatcha gonna do? Chemo again? I'm so not wanting to go through it again. I start iv Vit. C therapy tomorrow. It may put me in remission for awhile. At the very least it's supposed to make me feel more alive. I can't wait to report back. Is the other ovary still in you? They may do debulking surgery like they did me. I send you good luck today! Maybe it will be o.k. Okay?

RE: Anyone else with stageIV ovarian cancer with pleural effusion?

by Silkie on Thu May 24, 2012 12:06 AM

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Doctor did not officially say it's stage IV, but base on my readings, if it already involves metastasis it seems to be classed as IV already. 

Doctor mentioned chemo and debulking but will learn more on friday after the multidisciplinary meeting of doctors and us.  What am I gonna do? I guess this time around I'll be a good patient and listen to them and follow their orders to the dot lol... And in as much as I do not want to go through another round of chemo but it's a possible solution I guess I'll do it.  If it's the same meds, only side effect I had before was nausea on the 3rd day after treatment, other than that, life was normal. I'll mention IV Vit C though and see where they will fit this in. 

No thorescentesis yet. Yes other ovary is still with me.

Thanks for the luck.  We can beat this, think positive.

Glad to find this support group.

RE: Anyone else with stageIV ovarian cancer with pleural effusion?

by charlat on Thu May 24, 2012 12:24 AM

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Please keep us posted.  We're right there with you!

RE: Anyone else with stageIV ovarian cancer with pleural effusion?

by Silkie on Thu May 24, 2012 05:19 AM

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Doctor did not officially say it's stage IV, but base on my readings, if it already involves metastasis it seems to be classed as IV already. 

Doctor mentioned chemo and debulking but will learn more on friday after the multidisciplinary meeting of doctors and us.  What am I gonna do? I guess this time around I'll be a good patient and listen to them and follow their orders to the dot lol... And in as much as I do not want to go through another round of chemo but it's a possible solution I guess I'll do it.  If it's the same meds, only side effect I had before was nausea on the 3rd day after treatment, other than that, life was normal. I'll mention IV Vit C though and see where they will fit this in. 

No thorescentesis yet. Yes other ovary is still with me.

Thanks for the luck.  We can beat this, think positive.

Glad to find this support group.

RE: Anyone else with stageIV ovarian cancer with pleural effusion?

by Silkie on Fri May 25, 2012 12:35 PM

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Hello and hugs to everyone :)

Went to the doc today and looks like it's going to be chemo-debulking-chemo.  I'll start chemo on June 3.  Good luck.. time to kick the big C's nasty ass *giggles

 

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RE: Anyone else with stageIV ovarian cancer with pleural effusion?

by wenthewyntr on Fri May 25, 2012 06:05 PM

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I thought that would happen. Good to get as much of the cells physically out of your body. They  could get all but the lung, and make the rest of this trip more successfull.  I will hope!  I took the anti-emetic (anti-nausea) pill 30 minutes prior to each meal the week after chemo and never had any nausea.  The C therapy is usually not what conventional MDs want to talk about. It's cheap, and they have nothing $ to gain.But , I'd love to hear what they say. I don't know what country you live in. It could be good. Kepp writing in!

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RE: Anyone else with stageIV ovarian cancer with pleural effusion?

by wenthewyntr on Wed Jun 06, 2012 02:35 AM

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I'm worried!  Are you okay? I have been thinking good thoughts of you. Take your meds.  Have your tea. Hug your family. Be happy,  and just give us a little sign you are good. Be good!  Keep in touch! 

RE: Anyone else with stageIV ovarian cancer with pleural effusion?

by Silkie on Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:19 AM

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Hugs everyone.  Just had my first cycle of chemo last monday and tuesday.  Can't really say am feeling 100% normal, but still feel blessed that I can still go about my work. Don't have much appetite to eat, food taste salty for me even if they don't for others.. mouth always dry, feel bloated from drinking lots of water hihi...some numbness and feeling of weekness, but hangging on, trying to keep busy in work so as to avoid negative thoughts about this battle.

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RE: Anyone else with stageIV ovarian cancer with pleural effusion?

by wenthewyntr on Sat Jun 09, 2012 08:54 PM

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Not sure how your dosage is, but the first three are not too bad. Chemo is cummulative,. So, it doesn't build up enough to zap you till you've done a few. Don't work too much. Take naps. Don't feel guilty. Don't even think you are being lazy! Eat lots of fruit and veggies to keep your metabolism up, and everything else moving along smoothly. Keep posting!

RE: Anyone else with stageIV ovarian cancer with pleural effusion?

by Silkie on Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:46 PM

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Am on avastin with carboplatin and paclitaxel. Since this is my second round of chemo (first one was 7 years ago), i guess that's why i feel it more. 

On food.. kindda trial and error for now.. seeing which ones will make me nauseaous while which not. But i'll remember to add in fruits. Have you also experience this where strong smelling food is kindda repulsive and others kindda salty.  Makes me want to simply boil everything in water with no seasoning or anything else for flavoring haha... For now, i just eat small portions as not to fell hungry and have some sweets or cookies handy for the next round of hunger.

 

 

 

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