My Ovacome
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Long time healing??

Hi ladies just wondering if anyone else has a bloated tender stomach so long after surgery? After taxol/carbo/ avastin had surgery laparotomy, total hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo oophorectomy, omentectomy, excision of right side liver and sub diaphragmatic lesion, with repair of pleura, excision of pelvic peritoneum, not sure what all this means lol but that's what's wrote on my notes. This was followed by more chemo/avastin which ended on 26th Feb now on avastin every 3weeks until November. 2 CT scans are clear up to 5th July. My abdomen feels tender to touch especially under bust, find walking a lot or doing housework etc ( perhaps too much ) have to take painkillers. Don't really get an answer from doctors, just healing takes longer on avastin. Any ladies with same symptoms ?

All the best to everyone Maggie

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Took me ages to heal properly and still feels quite sore inside sometimes ... I could not stand anything round my waist for quite awhile. You have had a major op all your insides have been proded and poked. I listen to my body and do what I can if I feel tired I stay on sofa laying like a lettuce some days this is all I do. It's frustrating not being able to get about and boring but on days I feel I can I have a trip out to meet friends or potter round town.


Thanks shellygirl

It's good to know that other ladies have the same experience, I suppose just have to try and be patient lol

Hope all going well with you 😀


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Yes yes yes Maggie. Had very similar ops and same drug treatments. Only mentioned this to another lady today. I'm 8 weeks post op and inbreeding past week tummy feels bigger than ever. I can actually get 'hold' if it so believe it's all collapsed muscle rather than sinister. Last chemo today so blaming energy on that. I think it is a long healing process. Years ago just a hysterectomy and ladies had 3 months the off work. Keep asking questions but I'm sure you are fine and healing slowly as to be expected. So, what are we going to do to get our Bay watch figures back? Im guessing watching sport at the Olympics doesn't count as actual exercise. Take care and I hope you feel better soon x

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Hi gleedy

Thanks so much for your reply, made me laugh about bay watch figure 😅 I don't think I ever had one.

Hope alls gone well with your last chemo, so great to get that out of the way, and you're right it's going to take a long time to heal.

Take care Maggie x

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Gosh Maggie - you had major major surgery + chemo! No wonder your body is here, there & everywhere. Although only had to have surgery to date, it does take it out of you. The best guide is to listen to your body & if you need to rest or nap, do it! That is what your body needs after such an invasive procedure & chemo treatment. Be kind to yourself whilst you'll thank you for it xxx


Hi Mrs-Atko

Thank you, I know your so right about resting etc, it's so difficult though when you've always been such an active person, I shall try to delegate more tho lol

Hope all continues to go well for you Maggie x


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