May 08, 2012 - 1:24 pm
My wife is 28, and diagnosed with 2C Ovarian Cancer, possible stage 3. We never found out because the cancer diagnosis came post-hysterectomy (she's had low malignant serous tumor 3x so the 3rd time, we opted to just take everything out).
She's been through 6 rounds of cisplatin and 5 rounds of taxol. During the chemo months, she was on slow release morphine. Her last chemo was Feb. 13th.
It's now been close to three months since her last chemo and she is still engulfed in pain, managing to get out of bed only 3-4 hours a day at most. Her last morphine was taken about three weeks ago.
She's so traumatised by the whole thing that she can't make herself go through CT scans or any diagnostic evaluations.
I've been hoping that it's the morphine withdrawal & the hysterectomy that's hitting her with cold chills and hot flashes. No fevers but she's got discoloration around her incision areas.
Oh, the surgery where it was discovered that she had cancer? It was a combo gall-bladder removal, hysterectomy, and one ovarian/fallopian tube removal. Three weeks later, she got an abdominal port, three weeks after that, she started chemo. Five weeks after that, she developed staph infection in her chest port and had to have a PICC line instead.
Anyway, can anyone tell me about recovery from IP chemo and whether it's this bad for some? I know it's not this bad for some folks but can it be this debilitating for so long?