I'm three weeks post a failed debulking surgery. My recovery was complicated by the development of an illus, so I spent 10 days in the hospital, five with a nasal gastric tube in place.
I was told that adhesions were so severe throughout my abdomen that removal of anything was impossible. Biopsys were taken. I have not yet seen my OR reports or the biopsy results. Was told that the primary was Fallopian tube. I have not yet received a formal grade but think 4c because I did have a lesion in my lung, which disappeared after the first three chemo cycles. There is a new area "of suspicion" in that lung base on a CT scan pre -op.
I started my forth chemo cycle (three were pre-op) yesterday and can only hope I continue to see a drop in my CA125. It is still very high at 1700, initially at diagnosis I was at 5568. I was down to 1100 pre-op but I think the surgery trauma can mess with the numbers. These three sessions of chemo are dose dense Carboplatin/Paclitaxel.
I have ongoing issues with constipation, probable related to motility issues from all the adhesions and the tumor positions. After a team effort among the doctors, nurses, dietitian, and myself I think I finally found the drug combinations and doses to handle the issue for now.
My doctors are optimistic that I will continue to improve but I am very discouraged at this point.