Walking After HIPEC Surgery

Walking After HIPEC Surgery

After surgery, get up as soon as your healthcare team recommends and as often as they allow. Generally, your nurses will help you to stand up and walk a few steps the first day after surgery, even while you are still in ICU. You may feel unsteady but this is normal...
PMP Pal Mentors Make All the Difference

PMP Pal Mentors Make All the Difference

Dealing with Appendix Cancer and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) is a long and often trying process. But, it becomes easier to navigate the labyrinth of diagnosis, consultations, surgery, recovery and follow-up care when you have an “old hand” on your side…a mentor who’s...
PMP Pal Mentors Make All the Difference

How to Recognize A Blood Clot

Blood clots can be a dangerous post-surgical complication.   Many of us have several risk factors for these conditions, including age, the mere presence of cancer, having abdominal surgery, and our immobility during long hospitalizations. Deep Vein Thromboses (DVTs)...
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