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    kalindria wrote on Louisianagirl's wall

    Hi there and welcome! I apologize for the lateness of my welcome but I just had my knee replaced and have been recuperating while snowed in here in Washington state. Crazy weather!

    Very sorry to hear of your diagnosis. In the early days, it's often overwhelming and confusing. Please take time to calm and focus yourself. It will help going forward.

    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.

    In the meantime, I'm here if you have any questions or want to chat.

    All the best!

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    GregP_WN wrote on Louisianagirl's wall

    Hello and welcome, we are happy to have you with us. Please feel free to join in the conversations. Here is a link to our cancer dx page for your type of cancer. Take a look at it to get you started on some information. You will notice at the bottom of that page 4 of our active users who have had that journey already, you may wish to contact them for their experience and wisdom. Also, I encourage you to go to the questions page now by clicking on the questions tab at the top of the page and post what is the most pressing issue you have right now. This will introduce you to the community and get you started with the help you need right now.


    There are also subtypes listed on this page to narrow down the type of cancer to match your dx. Also, if you can take a few minutes and fill in some details of your journey so far, it will help others as they try to answer questions for you, it also helps others as they search through the database to find someone like themselves. Confirming your email will allow you to receive updates and notices from the site when someone answers your questions or writes on your wall.

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    macfightsback wrote on Louisianagirl's wall

    Welcome Louisiana girl,
    . Are you originally from Louisiana? My neice lives there with her daughter. I have visited them in New Orleans once. Wow! What a town! I am 61 years old too! Diagnosed in 2015, stage 3 C. It is pretty scary when you first hear you have cancer. I was in shock for months. It was hard to focus and make simple decisions. Have you had surgery yet? If not, I highly recommend that a Gynecological Oncology Surgeon perform it. People have better outcomes when someone experienced in removing cancerous tissue does the surgery. Chemo is probably next for you. It is difficult. Most of us have been through chemo therapy. If you have questions or concerns about anything, feel free to share them. We would like to help.

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    Plwallin wrote on Louisianagirl's wall

    I have been battling ovarian cancer for a year now and it truly is a uphill journey with highs and lows.i had it in 2008 and had ten years before it came back stage IIC. Felt the best no pain no symptom except for elevated C125. I guess that’s why I watch those numbers. They continue to go up and down but I don’t get upset so much about them I know there are other factors that can make them fluctuate . I’m done with 9 chemo treatment and on maintenance. It’s all a process and I’m thankful for each day, one day at a time❤️

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      Has anyone else had a hard time tolerating Rubraca? I’m trying to be patient. It it makes me bad.

      4 months ago
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    Lynne-I-Am wrote on Louisianagirl's wall

    Hi Louisianagirl, welcome to WhatNext. I had my “ oh no” moment in 2013 when at the age of 66, I was diagnosed with stage IIIC ovarian cancer. I know how scary hearing the words “ you have cancer” can be. I came to WhatNext before my treatments of chemo and surgery began needing to connect with other survivors and find out about the journey ahead. Along with information ,I received the additional emotional support I needed. I was informed that the treatments were difficult but DOABLE, and to take things “ one day at a time” . I took this advice to heart. I encourage you to keep reaching out and look over.the helpful blogs, videos, and references. Additionally, you can communicate with other survivors on their walls and get your questions answered using the question tab. Fighting cancer is rough . The community at WhatNext are all here to help you and help each other because, we are all stronger together. Wishing you better days ahead and here to chat anytime.

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    Oh No