Hi I'm 25 years old and was just recently diagnosed with Primary Peritoneal Cancer. I'm still in shock and haven't really taken much in. I found this site after doing some research and thought I'd give it a try. I'm not too familiar with any of the lingo and terms used. I know this might actually be to vague of a question for me to ask but what the hay, I thought it wouldn't hurt.
I have stage 3 low grade primary peritoneal cancer. The doctors were surprised they caught it early and I'm surprised I even have cancer. Growing up I've always had stomach issues which I've thought was normal due to menstrual cramping and digestion but long and behold, I was told I have cancer after landing in the ER with such sharp stabbing pain in my lower abdomen. Of course I wasn't told this until multiple doctor's visits later and surgery. I was worried it was ovarian cancer because, well...who really wants to lose their ovaries and uterus? After concluding that it was PPC I didn't know if I should be relieved or more scared? So here are a couple of my questions to people who have been through this. I don't want generic answers from doctor's.
What happens during chemo?
What happens after chemo?
What foods can/should I eat?
How will I hold down food after chemo?
When will I start feeling better?
Those are some of the few questions I have. Please share your personal experience because I just don't know how to prepare myself and my family and friends. Thank you so much and looking forward to hearing from you all