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    Hi there suzqz, thank you for sharing your journey and welcome to the site. Like most of us survivors you have certainly had a journey of ups and downs. Some of us have had a harder journey than others, I think yours qualifies as being in the harder category. But, here you are now on the other side and that is GREAT! Glad you have your hair back. I have my bald head photo right in front of the Christmas tree taken six years ago when I was diagnosed with stage IIIC ovarian cancer and undergoing chemo.Unlike you, my tumors were throughout my abdomen but not wrapped around anything. I am glad you are seeing the doctor on the tenth for a reversal of your ostomy . I know several people who had great results from that type of surgery, my dad among them. Six years from frontline treatment and the hair on my arms and legs is still sparse. I have noticed the skin on both arms is a lot bumpier than it use to be.
    Having been on WhatNext for six years I can tell you it is a good place for the added support that every survivor needs. Ask questions, visit with survivors on their walls ( the higher the number beside their names the more active they are on the site), and visit and post on our pinboard. The addition of videos and blogs is another useful and beneficial tool for survivors to use. I am here anytime to talk. Wishing you continued better days ahead.

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      suzqz

      Thank you for writing on my wall. I am encouraged by your 6 years out. My doc said return for this type cancer is 70/30. I told her I am in the 70 percentile and mine is cured and I am going to live to be at least 89. Cancer wasn't in my family, we all die of old age, I intend to continue that tradition. I hope to be active on the site and am happy to hear from other survivors of my type cancer. There is one lady in my church who had ovarian cancer. I think hers was one very large tumor and almost to the day of the 5 year mark hers came back into a few lymph nodes an she will take chemo the rest of her life. Hers also was not a genetic mutation, so the thought will always linger in my mind, but I believe in the God of the universe and see so many ways He protected me and led me through this journey and I never felt close to death even though I was and I believe I am healed. Thanks for sharing.

      19 days ago
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      Well, I believe you will hit that 89 mark and perhaps beyond, you certainly have the right attitude. I was given up to two years by the doctor who finally diagnosed me but here I am. People surprise all the time. Let me know how things go with your surgery. Sending you oodles of support.

      18 days ago