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    Procedure or Surgery (Abdominal hysterectomy): My hysterectomy is when the Dr found I had ovarian cancer, tumor and they had to take 1/3 of my colon because there was cancer cells on the colon also.

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    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized): Metastasized on the colon

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    Railroad2 asked a questionOvarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

    Chemo and work

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      ajeanWV63

      Yes I work as a cook in a Conference Center. The institutional size cans, pans and lifting sometimes is a task. However, it has been a year before i even considered going back to work. I had stage 3 c ovarian cancer, with lots of things removed and plenty of staples put in there to hold everything in place. I didn't want to subject my body to the stress of lifting and staying on my feet as long as it takes when you are in the resturant environment. I am thinking about taking clerical work instead these days, just something to think about. Money pays the bills, but I will need to get by on less to be around I think maybe? Be good to yourself, and don't feel bad about taking an easier job. Your body needs to get strong over time I think. Good luck and God bless you for wanting to work, it is a great stimulation and helps you feel back in the stream of life, just hope you find either wait a few months then part time and shorter hours giving your body the break it needs when it needs it. Jean

      over 3 years ago
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      nanarae

      I was a janitor and was unable to work during my treatment or after. I'm fairly young so this was a big adjustment for me. Everyone is different though. You may be able to continue eith your regular work. My job was very physical and my side effect were quite major. The combination didn't allow me to work.
      I had both iv and ip chemo which is quite aggressive so that might have had something to do with it also. Just be kind to yourself and listen to your body.
      Hugs.

      over 3 years ago
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      Bb31565

      Oh the germs....ask your oncologist. I teach and wasn't allowed,to,work either due to germs but was thankful.......I was too tired

      over 3 years ago
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    Railroad2 asked a questionOvarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

    Insurance?

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      Clyde

      I just signed on for a limited plan that will cover some costs. Everything is going to change on Jan 1 (I'm in Missouri, but I think its nationwide) as the health care law goes into effect. Anything you find now, may (probably will) change.

      The insurance racket (and it is a racket) is draining us dry. I just saw a report that says a colonoscopy costs between 6k and 20k here in the states but only about 1k in Europe. Most insurance companies negotiate it down to 3k here. I just don't get it.

      over 3 years ago
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      MarianneT

      check with your insurance company...some do not charge a co-pay during chemo. Also, if the hospital bills are piling up speak to a social worker at the hospital. They may work with you regarding the bills.

      over 3 years ago
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      sunshinemb

      Hi Railraod 2, my name is Janice and I am also a OC patient; I am heading to Washington DC in July for the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance conference and I am respresenting all of us ladies and gents for this specific purpose. I am allowed to sit in front of congress and ask questions such as yours, I want answers. I live on disability; as I am a stage IV survivor as of now; I can not even attempt to pay off what they have charged me. I have to live month to month; and sometimes beg Peter to pay Paul. So Please if you have anymore questions regarding your health, finances, anything, please let me know; I'm going to represent all of us; as we are all in the same situation. Living a life of the unknown, it's not a fun ride. I am a voice to be reckoned with and I want answers from the government on how we are expected to pay for something we can never afford to stay alive. Blessings to you this day.
      Janice

      over 3 years ago
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