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    GregP_WN wrote on PaulaJo's wall

    Welcome to the WhatNext community! We are sorry for your reason to come, but we are happy you found us. We are a group of over 50,000 people that are either current patients, survivors, or friends and family of someone who has cancer. Questions are encouraged, just drop by the questions page here www.whatnext.com/questions and post whatever you desire, it doesn't have to be a question. Others will have feedback for you.

    If you have questions about the site, just click on my username and you will be taken to my home page where you can post a question to my wall, I will gladly pass along the information you need.

    We hope you're doing as well as can be expected, or better. Let us know anytime you need help here.

    Greg P
    Community Mgr. / Social Media Mgr.
    4 Time survivor

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    Lynne-I-Am wrote on PaulaJo's wall

    Hi PaulaJo, welcome to WhatNext. I was diagnosed with later stage ovarian cancer in 2013 at the age of 66. That diagnosis was life changing. Initially I experienced fear, depression and anxiety along with a big dose of uncertainty, I really needed to connect with other survivors and learn about the journey ahead. My daughter suggested finding an online support group and that is when I found WhatNext . Along with all the useful information provided ,WhatNext Is a community of very helpful caregivers and fellow survivors who are ready to answer any questions you post , and chat with you anytime on their walls.

    Some of the things I have learned in my journey : have a gynecologist oncologist as your primary care doctor ( they have the additional training to treat ovarian cancer). Take things “ one day at a time”. No one is stamped with an expiration date. The treatments for cancer are not easy, but they are DOABLE! Anytime you need extra support, the WhatNext Community is here to help. Keep reaching out .Wishing you better days ahead and sending oodles of support and a hug.

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    kalindria wrote on PaulaJo's wall

    Hello, PaulaJo, and welcome! You've found a great place to ask questions, get information, and share experiences. I was diagnosed with the same type of cancer; mine was stage IV and I was 58 years old. The good news is, I just passed the SIX YEAR ANNIVERSARY of that original diagnosis. Since my original diagnosis, I've had a couple of relapses. I'm currently still getting chemo but feeling good.

    Some time ago, I recorded a series of videos for WhatNext about my cancer journey. You and your Mom may find them helpful. I've included a link at the end of this message should you wish to check them out. My hair is longer now and I have a new knee but not much else has changed since I recorded the videos.

    WhatNext.com is a great place for everyone, from the newly diagnosed to those of us who've been living with cancer for some time - friends and loved ones too! 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.

    https://www.whatnext.com/video_pages/ovarian_cancer_videos_kalindria

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

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    DaveWaz wrote on PaulaJo's wall

    Welcome to the WhatNext family! The WhatNext family is made up of people like you who are looking for help or looking to help others. To help you along your journey the WhatNext family has put together a Beginner's Guide to Cancer that I highly recommend you check-out here: http://bit.ly/10BQKCi. Also, please do not hesitate to reach out to others or ask for help.

    Wishing you the best.

    David
    Founder, WhatNexter