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Unread 09-26-2002, 07:13 AM
Incision still open No Chemo yet

Hi. Went to gyne yesterday. My incision is no longer red. But is still open in 2 places. I irrigate 2X day and pack it. Gyne says no more infection but it must heal more before chemo can begin. So once again Chemo cancelled. I of course felt sorry for myself, ranted to the dog (only one at home), and bought some ice cream to help with the pitty self party.

I did get good news. The CA125 done last week was 36. This is the lowest reading I've ever gotten. So I gues my chemo can wait. It's just that I am in a hurry to get on with this. And another thing, I need a haircut so thought I could save money by waiting for my hair to fall out!

Once again, thanks so much for listening. Thiis really helps to "talk" to ladies who understand.

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Unread 09-26-2002, 09:21 AM
Disappointing, yes; Safer to wait, yes

This has to be SO frustrating--a second delay! It's good that the infection is gone--this will, hopefully, help speed that healing up so chemo can begin. Did the doctor give you a new appointment to come back and check the incision, set chemo? Hope you got buttre pecan--my favorite! The incision will heal and the chemo will start. A and er for you.
Unread 09-26-2002, 11:51 AM
Incision still open No Chemo yet

Thanks Margaret. I got chocolate peanut butter swirl. Very tasty. I have an appointment with the gyne again next wed. Hope all is healed and ready to go by then.
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Unread 09-26-2002, 01:14 PM
Incision still open No Chemo yet

Hi (((Ruth)))
So sorry to hear of the delay with the chemo!! Its very frustrating when you get yourself revved up for it, and then it is delayed.

Your mention of ice cream brought back memories for me. When I was having chemo I absolutely craved ice cream and milk and ate and drank a pile of both at that time. Of course I over did it and ended up with some severe constipation from the overload of dairy products and that along with the anti nausea drugs which can cause constipation as well had me in a bad way for a bit, but I didn't even care, it tasted so good to me.

As for your hair Ruth, if you are getting a wig, perhaps you would rather have your hairdresser cut your hair really short and go with the wig from the start. Alot of us here actually had ours shaved off rather than go through the falling out phase. It seemed to make it a bit easier to deal with. Just a thought as its a very personal thing in how each of us deal with this nasty side effect.

Keeping fingers and toes crossed and sending lots of prayers that next week is a go for you Ruth!!
Lots of hugs,
Unread 09-26-2002, 06:49 PM
Incision still open No Chemo yet

s Ruth

Thanks for the update. I was wondering where you were. You must be so disappointed. But let that incision heal!!!!
You will be in my thoughts and prayers next Wednesday. Be in touch!

Unread 09-26-2002, 08:20 PM
Incisional infection too

I also had an incisional infection. Mine took about six weeks to get better. Mine was re-opened and then packed three times a day--the first five days being done in the hospital and also given IV antibiotics. It really got me down because I was also anticipating chemo for early stage OVCA. I was fortunate because of the second opinion on my slides and didn't need chemo after all. I did see my Gyn (surgeon) every 3 months for the first two years post-op, but no chemo. I am now on a 6-month schedule. Hang in there. Your incision will heal. My doc said mine looked great after all that time.
As far as the hairdo is concerned, I had my hair cut shorter than usual because I anticipated chemo and even ordered a wig. When I heard I didn't need the chemo, I called and cancelled the wig. I really liked it, but decided to cancel the order anyway.

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