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    kalindria wrote on Lisakend's wall

    Hello Lisakend and 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 was stage IV at my diagnosis and I'm still here more than five 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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    macfightsback wrote on Lisakend's wall

    Welcome Lisakend,
    I am sorry you have been diagnosed with Ovarian cancer. Cancer is a word noone wants to hear. I was in shock for months afterward. If you have not had surgery yet, I urge you to have a Gynecological Oncology Surgeon perform your surgery. They have better outcomes than regular surgeons. It is very overwhelming when you first are diagnosed. I tried just to deal with issues in the immediate future and not worry about what is ahead. So after you have surgury and have some time to recover, chemotherapy is usually the next intervention. Many of us have had chemo, some of us more than once, so we can help guide you through the side effects. As you travel through your cancer experience, feel free to ask any questions. We are here for you. I was diagnosed stage 3 C in July 2015. There are many ladies on here who are still living a good life who have had Ovarian Cancer for a long time. Cancer is a chronic disease. I hope you have more good days than not so good days.

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    Lynne-I-Am wrote on Lisakend's wall

    Hi Lisakend, welcome to the WhatNext site. I am a California lady also . I live up north of you just south of Redding. I came to the site shortly after I was diagnosed with stage IIIC ovarian cancer in 2013. At that time there were no gynecologist oncologists in the Redding area so I traveled down to UC Davis in Sacramento for my medical treatments. You really need a specialist to treat your ovarian cancer. Two things I was told by other survivors when I first came here was , “ chemo is DOABLE”, and to “ take things one day at a time.” I know these are probably scary times for you and no one wants to be told “ you have cancer.” Look the WhatNext site over. Our site is full of useful information and helpful videos and blogs. The pin board offers some inspirational and humorous posts and also gives you an insight into the other survivors.Ask any questions you may have to the community using the question tab or/and talk one on one to another survivor on their wall. The journey ahead is a difficult one but it is a little easier when you have the added support from another survivor .We are all stronger together. Wishing you better days, sending wheelbarrows of support and here to talk anytime.

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    DaveWaz wrote on Lisakend'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