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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): my first treatment for chemo it was a beautiful day in Florida - even though it was february and my dear friend Rosann came with me - i think my husband was still wrapping his head around the entire situation - in any case i wanted Rosann b/c of her strength and i felt that if i would have any of the terrible side effects from the toxel/carbo cocktail then Ro would know what to do and would not panic - meaning she would call my husband - make sure i was calm, etc. The nurses at the hospital were fantastic - can't say enough - made me feel like i was special - always asking if i was comfy - well the first treatment went great - even slept thru most of it - and that night went out for a steak dinner - and each month that was my routine - starting thinking what made me feel was lucky for me - and sitting in my same chair to get chemo - always wearing bright clothes and a matching hat to chemo - chatting it up with the nurses and just settling in for the 7 hour day - by the 3rd month - my levels were not coming up as quickly as the Dr. would like - so i started to get the Nulasta shot the next day after chemo - that was somewhat a bother - as it affects your large bones and it made my thigh bones ache a bit but i still went to the gym every day - lifted weights - took aerobic classes, pilates and yoga and rode my bike every weekent to the beach - i felt that i had to make the best of what God handed me b/c i had way too much to live for - i was a working professional and only missed work on my day of chemo - i was a mom to a successful 27 year old who lives in NJ and a wife to a wonderful man who when we found out my diagnosis - turned to me and said 'we can fight this' - my sentiments exactly and every 3 months when i go for my CA125 i hold my breath - not knowing what will be - but if i should happen to have the cancer re-occur - i'm ready to fight it again - and that is what we all need to do - look cancer in the eye - and always believe - 'we can kick it'

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    Procedure or Surgery (Robotic assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy): my GYN referred me to an oncologist who happens to live in my town and is very well respected in the hospital where i had my surgery - i I saw Dr. Molpus on a monday or tuesday and was in surgery that Thursday - and he did perform a complete hysterectomy using the robotic procedure and it went exactly how he expected - i was out of the hospital in 24 hours and back home recouperating until my scheduled chemo would start

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): January 13, 2010 - i will never forget that date - after some spotting of blood just weeks prior i went to my GYN and she did an internal, ultrasound and found nothing - and then said in order for her to be conclusive let's do a biopsy - that saved my life - 2 weeks later i went in - was given the bad news and moved quickly to the next stage of my life

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