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    kalindria wrote on GKGKeri's wall

    Hello, GKGKeri! I see my friend Lynne has told you all about me but allow me to add my own welcome.

    You've found a great place to ask questions, get information, and share experiences. I was diagnosed with the same type of cancer; mine was stage IV too. As you know, survival rates are far better than they used to be. I'm glad to see you're proving that too.

    Some time ago, I recorded a series of videos for WhatNext about my cancer journey. You and your Mom may find them helpful. I've included a link at the end of this message should you wish to check them out. My hair is longer now 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 GKGKeri's wall

    Hi GKGKeri, welcome to the site. I am a fellow survivor of later stage ovarian cancer too. I came to the WhatNext site in 2013 after being diagnosed because I needed to connect with other survivors and learn about the journey ahead. Our family and friends are great support, but only another survivor knows what we go through both emotionally and physically. I continue to benefit by interacting with other survivors. WhatNext is a great site for information. Recently the site has added helpful videos and blogs. One video, by kalindria, you may find particularly useful, she was diagnosed stage IV in 2013 ..
    I hope you will continue to reach out Ask questions using the question tab and the community will readily respond. There are a great group of caregivers and survivors here all ready to help. Visit our pinboard for some uplifting and humorous posts. Perhaps you have something you would like to post there. You can talk to fellow survivors on their walls and also see posted experiences about their individual journeys. Through WhatNext, I met some wonderful fellow survivors and and received the added support I needed. All of us here have a common enemy CANCER, and we are all stronger together. Wishing you better days ahead, and here to talk anytime.

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    GregP_WN wrote on GKGKeri's wall

    Welcome to WhatNext, sorry for your need to be here but happy that you have found us. There are thousands of people here that are on a similar road as you. You can learn from their experiences just by asking simple questions about whatever it is that you need to know about. Just drop by the questions page at www.whatnext.com/questions and ask your questions or just make a statement. No rules here, just let someone know what you need. I have learned a lot and gained a lot of inspiration from those that were here before me.

    GregP
    WhatNext Community Mgr/Social Media Mgr
    4X Survivor
    American Cancer Society Voice of Hope

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    GKGKeri shared an experience

    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Switching to another cocktail: Abraxane and Avastin. 4 more rounds. Day 1, Day 8, Day 15 and Day 28 (new Day 1)

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    GKGKeri shared an experience

    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Chemotherapy Begins Again. Carboplatin and Avastin. Only 3 rounds completed as an allergy to Carboplatin develops. Day 1, Day 8, DAy 15 and Day 28 (becomes the new Day 1)

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Hormone therapy): Prescribed Letrozole as my previous tumors had markers that indicated the treatment would be successful. And it was...for about 7 months.