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    kalindria wrote on Croppinshirl's wall

    Hi there, Croppinshirl. Welcome to WhatNext! Cancer is a crazy journey none of us planned but here we are. Looks like you've been on this journey for a while. I've been around the cancer block a time or two -- recurrent disease but still alive and kicking after almost 7 years. I was stage IV at diagnosis so I guess that's pretty good. Whatever, I'll take it. I'm happy to be here and happy to help you on your journey if I can. Sometimes even just knowing someone else has been there before you helps.

    Some time ago, I recorded a series of videos for WhatNext about my cancer journey. You may find them helpful or perhaps interesting. I've included a link at the end of this message should you wish to check them out. My hair is longer now (but still pink!) and I have a new knee but not much else has changed since I recorded the videos.

    WhatNext.com is a great place for everyone, from the newly diagnosed to those of us who've been living with cancer for some time - friends and loved ones too! While you're here at WhatNext.com, check out the questions and experiences of other folks here. You can find people who've had the same cancer, surgeries, chemotherapy and experiences should you wish. It's often reassuring to know others have been through what you're facing and thrived. I also recommend the PINBOARD - there are often humorous or uplifting posts that can make your day. Definitely worth checking out.

    https://www.whatnext.com/video_pages/ovarian_cancer_videos_kalindria

    In the meantime, I'm here if you have any questions or want to chat.

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    Lynne-I-Am wrote on Croppinshirl's wall

    Hi there Croppinshirt, welcome to the site. I was diagnosed with stage IIIC ovarian cancer in 2013 ar the age of 66. I had wonderful family and friend support but I needed to connect with other survivors and learn about the road ahead. The community of caregivers and survivors welcomed me and I grew stronger reading about their experiences and I appreciated their advice .

    I do not see any experiences listed but because you were diagnosed over three years ago, I am guessing you are having a recurrence. Too many ladies will have a recurrence especially when diagnosed with later stage ovarian cancer, this is the reason I still have my chest port in years after finishing front line chemo.

    Look the site over. Recently WhatNext has added many informational and helpful blogs and videos. One video is by a fellow ovarian cancer survivor, kalindria. She discusses living with recurrence, she too was diagnosed stage IV and will celebrate seven years survivorship in October. You may want to converse with her on her wall.

    I encourage you to keep reaching out. Today there are many more tools in the toolbox to fight this disease giving more survivors the ability to live their lives. I wish you better days in your own battle with this xxx disease and I am here any time to talk.

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    DaveWaz wrote on Croppinshirl's wall

    Welcome to the WhatNext family! The WhatNext family is made up of people like you who are looking for help or looking to help others. To help you along your journey the WhatNext family has put together a Beginner's Guide to Cancer that I highly recommend you check-out here: http://bit.ly/10BQKCi. Also, please do not hesitate to reach out to others or ask for help.

    Wishing you the best.

    David
    Founder, WhatNexter