I went to the ER earlier this month because out of nowhere, my belly was extremely bloated and I knew something wasn't right. I received a number of blood tests and a ct scan and a reco to meet with a gyno oncologist- looks to be OC.
I now have been diagnosed although seeing both oc and paritoneal cancer both used. My treatment plan is chemo, then debulking surgery then more chemo. Tomorrow will be my second infusion.
I am in my 40's, am so scared its hard to breathe. I had one procedure to drain and analyze the ascitates. It seems the procedure dragged cancer cells to the area and now likely have another node growing there.
'My abdomin is huge and growing daily. Now i can barely walk with horrible back pain, but dr wants to avoid draining again and let the chemo get to it.
Has anybody had simular experience with ascitites? I am up almost 20 pounds from this growing volume. How long did it take for chemo to slow it down? Any suggestions for coping with the giant belly?