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    I am now 19 years post diagnosis and surgery and still hear people say they know no one who has survived Ovarian Cancer so I tell them my story. I was tested a few years ago and found I am BRCA2 positive. My sister has refused to be tested. I use to have the required testing for the chance of invasive breast cancer but since I don't have any insurance and am on Workman's Comp I can't even afford the testing I need and the preventative meds are too expensive so when I can get samples I take it.

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    Other Care (Psychosocial): I became very depressed being homebound. I basically did the whole treatment by myself. I called my pastor for help and was told there was no one who would help me.

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      OvarianCancer

      So sad ! You must be a survivor in many ways. If there was no one who could help you at your church - you've probably already figured out, you need another church !!!

      over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point (To have to ask for help)

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    Celebration (Finished treatment): The nurses at the hospital gave me a celebration when I went in for my last chemo as I would be there would be there for 24 hours to try to control the vomiting.

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    Side Effects (Chemo brain): I had nausea and vomiting for three to four days starting six hours after chemo with no relief from oral or rectal medication. Had chemo brain for two to three weeks after each treatment. Had severe immune suppression to the point where I had to stay in the house. The Oncologist gave me medication I took every day from before Chemo started to spare my kidneys and it worked. I did develop Epilepsy due to brain damage from the chemo and my white count has never fully recovered.