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    Celebration (Anniversary): I've just made one year. I never thought about I had to celebrate this by myself. I've been trying to be strong, but sometimes there is negative thought came up and makes me discourage. I just feel, I lost money, had misscarriage, no possibility to have my own child and failed marriage - I just felt I had cancer instead of what I supposed to have. I find myself I'm not generous enough to celebrate friends got pregnant. However, all my friend says I'm the very strong woman and lucky to have the healthy body back - am, I?

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    Oh No (Relationship issues): It's been 6 months after my last treatment seemed my life back to normal, but it wasn't. My husband, I were having difficulty and decided to separate. We had relationship issue before my diagnosis. It was really sad. My hair just grew back but I had to pack and find the place to live.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): taxol was doable but Platinum formulation. the first cycle was tough, but I decided to take saline IV 3 days after Platinum formulation and reduced side effects. After 1st cycle, I started to work from home because we needed money.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Debulking surgery): I had three surgery in the same day over 10 hours. Tumores were spread out to the chest area, too. Thoracic surgery, diagram, and debulking surgery. Reconstruction of the rectum and a ureter. It went well. However, the healing process was just XXX. The toughest thing i ever experienced.

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    Oh No (Diagnosis 2): Next day, we saw an oncologist. Diagnosys was stage 3. However, I decided not to change my trip planned. I couldn't tell my parents about the diagnosis, but I did share with my brother and sister.

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    Oh No: I finally decided to see a gastric doctor - it was just two days before my flight to Japan to see my family. I was experiencing gassy stomach for a while, and my husband made an appointment. After palpation, a doctor sent me to a big hospital for ultra sound. After ultra sound, I was told to take CT scan because they found fluid in my stomach area. After CT, a nurse told us we could stop by to talk about the result. Then we just walked in a room to talk to a radiologist. He saw us and just said "Well. it's a bad news. there is big tumors...." I don't remember what he said after first phrase. we both started to cry and I just felt I was going to pass out.

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      blessed0000

      I have no problem getting time off work for doctors appointment and chemo since being diagnosed with stage 3 c Ovarian cancer . However, Insurance company and doctor office can't figure out Family Medical Leave paper work. Hope all goes well at work God Bless ,

      over 3 years ago