Jan 27, 2004 - 10:56 pm
I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Jane and I was just diagnosed with ovarian cancer stage 3C. I had a bilateral hysterectomy two weeks ago. It was a nightmare. I was so sick by the time I went to the ER that they couldn't do the surgery for a week. Even then they didn't know if I would make it. I was puking a bunch of black gunk but I don't remember the whole week before the surgery because I was on morphine. They said they pumped 7 liters of stuff out of my abdomen. So I'm home now but still having awful problems with constipation and cramps. Is the fairly normal? My home health care nurse put me on a bowel regimen but it makes me get terrible cramps and diarrhea, then I don't eat and go back to the constipation. I cry all the time I am so terrified. I have to go for my first visit to the oncologist tomorrow to discuss chemo which scares me to death. I don't feel well enough to start it yet. Any advice and encouragement would be greatly appreciated.