Surviving Ovarian Cancer

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Surviving Ovarian Cancer

by Jan_T on Sat Jun 21, 2003 12:00 AM

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Hi, My name is Jan and I am an ovarian cancer survivor of 7 years now stage 4. Glad to be here. Are there any gals here dealing with ovarian cancer? Wishing you well and hope to hear from you. Or anyone struggling with their cancer. Be well......Jan

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by Joanna_C on Sun Jun 22, 2003 12:00 AM

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Hi Jan, I am now into my second year. How do you do it? Is it pure luck, or are you doing something right? Tell us your story, please. Rgds, Jo

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by Jan_T on Sun Jun 22, 2003 12:00 AM

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Hi Jo, Jan here. Good to hear from you my friend. Well kiddo, I don't know what to tell you except to just get through your treatment and keep up with your follow up exams and all that. Do eat as healthy as you can. Take at least the basic supplements to keep your immune system up. I know I struggled a lot with it all as the doctors had told me I really only had a few months but with the chemo working and my body seemingly responding quite well I beat the odds so to speak. I wish there were a magic pill for us all that would banish cancer forever but there isn't. So we must keep the awareness alive for all women and help fight for a cure. I am just at seven years now and have not had a recurrence as of yet. It's a tough old road but we have to be tough as well. Emotions run crazy don't they? They did for me and still do at times. Be well and hope to hear from you soon...Jan

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by Joanna_C on Sun Jun 22, 2003 12:00 AM

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Whatever you are doing, keep doing it. Thanks for the inspiration. Take care, Jo

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by minnie_p on Wed Jun 25, 2003 12:00 AM

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Hi Jan, Just read your message. Nice to hear you are a 7 yr survivor. I am a 1yr., 3 month survivor. Almost every time I say that I have ovarian cancer, I get that look of sympathy, I'm sure the thought is, (she has the killer cancer.) Even a cousin who is a Dr. had the same reaction. Hard to keep up the fight when everyone seems to think this is one that you don't beat. You have done it and that gives me a lot more hope. I am planning on being around for a long time yet. Have 9 grandkids that I have to spoil! Thanks for the boost. Take care, Minnie

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by Jan_T on Wed Jun 25, 2003 12:00 AM

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Hi Minnie, Jan here. I know how all that negative stuff can make you feel because I felt that way for a long time myself. Ovarian cancer can be over come and I should know and there are others. So keep the faith my friend. And guess what? Speaking of grand kids...I am about to be a great grandma anytime now. We know it is a boy and she is due now! I can't believe I am going to be a great grandma. Where does the time go??????? I was married very young. [barely 16] Had one son and then two grand kids, a boy and a girl. Lindsay is 22 and Josh is 24. Josh and his girlfriend are the ones that will be having the baby. No marriage there yet but I am hoping. Young people today...I don't know but I will hope for the best. Keep you posted. Be well and always think good thoughts Minnie...hugs, Jan

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by minnie_p on Thu Jun 26, 2003 12:00 AM

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Hi Jan, Thanks for writing back. I am happy for you about your up coming greatgrand child. Babies are so much fun. My grandkids range from age 18 yrs down to 9 months. 5 girls and 4 boys. I had 4 children, 2 boys, 2 girls, our oldest son was killed in a car accident at 19 yrs of age, that was in 1979. I survived that so I'm sure I can win this battle also. Especially with people like yourself helping. I thank you for responding to my letter. Take care, Minnie

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by Sammy on Tue Sep 02, 2003 12:00 AM

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Hi Jan, thank for writing about your encouraging survival. Could you tell me please what form (drugs etc) of Chemo you had? Thanks

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by Jan_T on Tue Sep 02, 2003 12:00 AM

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Hi there Shelly, Don't mind at all my friend. I had mostly Taxol for my chemo back in late 1996 and into May of 1997. I think the first maybe 4 were taxol and then a combo of taxol and something else for I think 4 more. Might have been just 3 more. I was in such a state at the time it is hard for me to remember exactly. So...much to get through. E-mail me anytime my friend if you like okay? Be well and take care of you....Jan

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by Sammy on Tue Sep 02, 2003 12:00 AM

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Dear Jan, Thank you so much for responding. I have since read many of your other posts and you are truly and inspiration. It also sounds like you are being blessed with your giving so much to others! Keep being a source of light. Your Friend, Shelly
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