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by Donna42 on Sun Feb 19, 2012 06:12 PM
Hi My name is Donna and last year(2011) on January 24 was diagnosed with stage 3c ovarian cancer and I was not sick just very healthy at the time or so I thought. On March 8th had my first chemo treatment and my last on September 23 and my cancer is in remission since August of 2011 to. I also had a total hysterectomy. My hair is growing back like a weed and I am positive that the cancer will not come back for me. I am 41 years old with no cancer history in my family.
by Tmarch66 on Mon May 28, 2012 07:23 PM
by Michele3592 on Thu May 31, 2012 09:04 PM
I can't tell you how scared I was after my surgery knowing I was going to have to take chemotherapy. I was never so scared in my life. And it's 4 years later and I'm still scared and still taking chemo. But just know that the chemo today you will be delightfully surprised. I had taxol/carboplatin and lost my hairs, blah blah blah....was very fatigued days after but my blood was always pretty good except for my hemoglobin. I often get blood transfusions now because I can't get it to stay up and I also go for Fluid taps on my belly because the fluid build up from the tumor is horrendous. Plus mine is mucinous so it's very thick and hard to get out. So please don't drive yourself whacky. It is scary and you are very normal. I found a friend next to me on my first day and she is still my angel and very good friend. I wish you lucik. God bless you. Michele
by Tmarch66 on Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:20 AM
by Michele3592 on Sat Jun 02, 2012 02:05 PM
The surgery for me wasn't what scared me. Yes I was afraid to hear what stage I was in because my stomach was huge like I was 9 months pregnant. But once you get over that and hopefully get a port put in for the chemo then you'll be afraid to start that and lose your hair, etc. Losing myhair was so traumatic for me because I had beautiful thick long hair. It was part of me. Once it was gone I just never felt the same. But that's me. I wore a hat that I got through the unit in a magazine and they were all so cute. The chemo itself really isn't that bad. You'll hate foods that you love and love foods that you never liked. It's weird. You'll be very tired and have that metallic taste in your mouth but you can still eat. Just hang in there. When is your surgery? I will be praying for you. God bless. Michele
by Tmarch66 on Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:04 AM
by ezred2 on Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:40 AM
by Judithlee on Thu Sep 27, 2012 06:39 PM
Hi Donna, I am so happy for you. I was diagnosed in June and will have my 5th chemo next week. I hope I am as fortunate as you in months to come. Had they been checking your CA125? Mine is checked right before my next chemo. I was 139 last Chemo, started at 5,060. You give me a lot of hope that I will go into remission. Thenks, Judy
by Judithlee on Thu Sep 27, 2012 06:56 PM
Hi Donna,too, You sure give me a lot of hope. I will take 10 years as you have. You have a great attitude and it helps the rest of us. Did the DR's do the CA125 test on you? I am just curious as to what your number was or is.
by karme on Mon Oct 01, 2012 08:19 PM
There is a post on Cancer Compas about wearing what is called a Penquin Cap that can help you keep your hair! It is a cold cap worn when you receive you chemo.
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