• Stage 3 but feel stage four, is it normal to feel like I'm dying?

    Asked by Skyemberr on Monday, April 11, 2016

    Stage 3 but feel stage four, is it normal to feel like I'm dying?

    I am stage three, but my rectal ultra sound found an area that was new and distant, and that doctor started he would put me at stage four. My oncologist decided he wants to tell me I'm still a three. I feel pretty bad. Lymph nodes all over my body are hiring and swelling. My bladder is cramping severely and sometimes I get bloody pee. My vaginal wall is compromised, so no sex.

    They are taking care of my pain well, but I feel like I'm dying. Is this normal?

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      Carol-Charlie

      Wow... I have a different story to tell... I was diagnosed with stage IV Ovarian Cancer.. I had a 39 pound tumor removed, my ovaries and he scraped off all the cancer he could see from my intestines and urethra.... I did all most two years of chemo both I/V and I/P . I did every treatment my Gynecologic Oncologist Surgeon asked me to. After the first terrifying moments of planning what I wanted to be buried in, I told God that I was terrified... the fear left immediately... I asked HIM if he would please take my hand and lead me to where HE wanted me to be. He did. That was TEN years ago.... Let God carry the burden and just follow where HE leads... He means only good for us... not harm... God bless you!

      about 5 years ago
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      Carol-Charlie

      Oh.. one more thing... My fingers and feet are numb. my hair is very thin, But I found that PaulaYoung.com wigs ($39.99) are better and easy. I had both knees replaced, what I'd thought was chemo... was my knees were bone on bone... I'm telling you.... they are the best thing I've done.... I love them.... Take care...

      about 5 years ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar
      Skyemberr

      I have numb palms on both sides intermittently. I think it's from the Xeloda. I don't have hair loss yet, but will be doing FOLFOX this summer. (Hopefully I get a day in the ocean before they start that!), so no hair loss yet except from the radiation.

      It's funny you mention knees, because I need both of mine replaced eventually, but it has nothing to do with cancer!!

      about 5 years ago

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