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    Milestones: well its been 5 months since the good news and now im in therophy for my head cause now that some of the side effects are going away its time to try to put my life back together the doctors say it takes 6 months to 1 year before the side effects clear up its been a year and a half and now I can raise my arm all the way up in the air yes its a small step but ill take it and im not sleeping as much as I used to the other day I was even able to run after my granddaughter I didn't last long but it happened living with the idea that this can and will come back screws with your mind so I want to fix that now and maybe the rest will fall in line I really wish the pain in my feet and legs will go away but if not its still a small price to pay for being alive besides the longer I live that's one more day to see my family and one more day for them to find a cure yes I do have my down days but I try to remind myself of these things and I try to see the good things I once told my adult children im not going to die till my todo list is done I make sure that I have a new page of things todo everyday since I can finish it all in 1 day there are always things left over and then I add new things like things I have todo and things I want to do and my long term dreams right now im working on my vaction for the summer of 2014 ive been planning since the new year and after that its plans for 2015 I just wont give up to much to do but now it takes me longer cause of the pain and still getting tired but well see if that gets better

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    itsjustme92867 asked a questionOvarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

    ovarian cancer

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      nmill11

      Thanks to all of you for being here and giving great support. I know that I am Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer, but, I was confused when I started my profile. I entered Stage IIIC and didn't really know what to put down. What should I have entered? How do I find out, (other than asking) what is the latest prognosis of survival rate?
      I live alone and during my "UP" days I can do pretty much everything for myself. I have met with the Visiting Nurse, the Occupational Nurse, the Hospice Care person (I am not in an advanced stage) and do not qualify for her service. I have also met with the Social Worker, who has been a great help. I should be receiving assistance from a housekeeper (wash the floors and general cleaning) and I will be getting help from another source, but, I do not remember who. It gets hard to ask for help. Is this a normal stage? I am getting forgetful. I find I am making repeated calls to the same person on the same day. Is this expected as normal?

      Thank for your help.

      about 4 years ago
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      SpunkyS

      Welcome!
      I too have experienced Ovarian Cancer. Was stage IV at diagnosis. Last year at this time I was mid chemo treatment. Now, full of energy and back to being and feeling productive. Here for you if you need an ear, a shoulder, or a hip hip hurrah!

      about 4 years ago
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      Kathy

      Welcome!! I also feared this type of cancer. I've often heard it referred to as the silent killer. I was first diagnosed in 2009 with stage 1c ovarian cancer. Went thru chemo and thought all would be fine. It came back in August 2012 - did the chemo and for now all is good. I've heard of many having advanced stages and are cancer free for many years. I really feel this ovarian cancer is really tricky with a total mind of its own. I'm trying to be optimistic that this will at least stay away for 3 years like it did before or maybe never come back. Take care and be in touch.

      about 4 years ago
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