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    Lynne-I-Am wrote on ecastricone's wall

    Yes ecastricone, that is a big problem with platinum chemo. Women either are allergic to them or the cancer becomes less sensitive to them and they stop working. After my first treatment, I too spent time in the hospital. After numerous tests, it was decided that the platinum chemo was kicking cancer's xxx and that is why I developed a daily fever. I missed one treatment while hospitalized but thankfully was able to finish the remaining four treatments before I had my debulking surgery in 2013.

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    Lynne-I-Am wrote on sroch's wall

    Hi sroch, welcome to the site. I see Carol-Charlie has greeted you also. She was one of the first to greet me in 2013, when at the age of 66 I was diagnosed with stage IIIC ovarian cancer. She is an inspiration. Glad to see you are also reaching out, great. If I can help answer questions , or just to chat with a fellow survivor, please message me on my wall. I am looking forward to your posts.

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    Lynne-I-Am wrote on dinadancer's wall

    Hi dinadancer, welcome to WhatNext. Read your experience. So many ovarian cancers are found accidentally because this type of cancer can be very silent in it's earliest stages. I am sorry you have been diagnosed with cancer but glad the cancer was confined to your left ovary and Fallopian tube . I was diagnosed in 2013 with stage IIIC ovarian cancer, so mine was in a much later stage . I have been through six rounds of chemo and although it is difficult, it is DOABLE. I came to WhatNext early on to connect with other survivors. I have benefitted frim their advice and experiences. I hope you will reach out with any questions you may have, there is a community of caring helpful people ready to help.

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    Lynne-I-Am wrote on ecastricone's wall

    You say the bone and muscle pain debilitates you, to what extent? Are you still able to get out and about some? Do you have family or friends nearby to assist you?

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      I can get about a little slower than normal. I have pain meds for this which help a lot. I do have family and friends to help out when needed. My partner, Rick, is always there for me. He's been my caretaker goes to chemo with me when he can. He's just the best.

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      It really helps having a good support system. Like your Rick, my Paul has been my rock.

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