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    macfightsback wrote on DebMH's wall

    Welcome DebMH,
    Sorry This is late. I was diagnosed stage 3C in 2015. I am 61 years old. By now you have had your debulking surgury. It takes a while to recover. I hope you are doing well. Feel free to ask any questions. We are here for you.

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    Hi DebMH. Welcome to WhatNext.com! I'm so very sorry to hear of your diagnosis but you've found a great place to ask questions, get information, and share experiences. I know there's a lot changing for you right now and you may be scared. That's so normal. Just take time to breathe and calm yourself. Take lots of notes, ask lots of questions and be your own best advocate.

    And try not to be too scared. I was stage IV at my diagnosis and I'm still here more than five-and-a-half years later so please know there's still plenty of hope.

    A few months ago, I recorded a series of videos for WhatNext about my cancer journey. You may find them helpful. I've included a link at the end of this message should you wish to check them out.

    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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    Hi DebMH, welcome to WhatNext. I know these are scary times right now. Everything moves so quickly once you are diagnosed with cancer. I had my “ oh no “ moment in 2013 when I was diagnosed with IIIC ovarian cancer. I came to WhatNext seeking information and needing to talk to other cancer survivors. I learned that although the treatments for this disease are harsh, they are DOABLE! Difficult in the beginning, I also had to learn to take things” one day at a time.” Please, look the site over, There are helpful blogs, videos and other resources to help you on this journey. Most of all there is the WhatNext community , fellow survivors all here to help each other and you. Ask any questions using the question tab, and talk to individual survivors on their wall. The pin board has inspirational and humorous postings as well as pictures of WhatNexters living their lives. I hope you will take advantage of the help here because “ no one fights alone,” and we are all stronger together. Sending wheelbarrows of support and here to talk anytime.

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      Hi Deb. I’m 4 months into this battle. I have had 4 rounds of chemo and go for debunking surgery today. Likely 2-4 more chemos. Doing well and currently kicking cancer’s butt!
      Best to you! Laurel

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