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    Stillsmiling20 asked a questionOvarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

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      Thank you everyone. It appears that since I work on tribal land (sovereign nation) that the ADA doesn’t apply. I have great faith, so if this door is supposed to close, there is another door opening that I am just not aware of yet. I appreciate all of your suggestions and advice. And I thank God for the Affordable Care Act.

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      Contact The Disability Rights of Washington. My brother is head of Disability Rights of Idaho and he says they are very active in Washington.

      2 months ago
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      That's a wonderful attitude, @Stillsmiling20. It isn't very easy always to realize it at the time, but I have always found, too, that when God closes one door, He opens another, better door for you. It's the time between the closing of one and the opening of the next that can be frustrating and scary sometimes. Best of luck!!

      2 months ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Laparoscopic hysterectomy): I’m going in today for staging surgery: robotic hysterectomy, removal of left ovary and Fallopian tube, sampling of omentum, visualization of lymph nodes... I’m confident the surgery will go well and scared of what pathology will reveal. I have pain in my right hip and am wondering what that means....

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    Hi. I understand your anxiety. Over the years I have had several surgeries and have little left in my abdomen, but I am functioning fine. It is amazing all the body parts you really do not need once you reach a certain age. Do not know if this is your surgery, . There will be a recouperstive period of five to six weeks after your surgery . You will have to be patient and increase your activity slowly but surely. There is no hollow feeling, you will still have your liver, intestines, and other parts within the abdominal cavity. I could not wait for them to operate on me- I wanted them to get that xxx cancer out. I too was fearful of what they were find, but I think it is better to know than not , giving the doctor a better idea of what needs to be done as far as treatment going forward. I will be thinking of you on the fourteenth and wishing you well. You are not a reject, you are a survivor.

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    My staging surgery for GCT ovarian cancer is scheduled for March 14th. They are removing everything— cervix, uteris, ovary, Fallopian tube... I’m scared that I’ll feel different afterward— empty, hollow inside, a reject. I know this is stupid to think, but I’m having a hard time shaking my dread... also afraid of what they’ll find... lymph nodes with cancer, pre-tumor cancer cells... I don’t even know what the possibilities are...

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    Welcome Stillsmiling20,
    What a beautiful photo! You have such a cool screen name. Staying positive is a good philosophy that I share with you. It is OK to have other emotions like anger or depression too. I believe the longer you are on your cancer journey, the more likely you will feel many different emotions. It is OK to feel whatever you are currently feeling. Your boyfriend is incredibly misinformed. There are so many soothsayers out there now saying if you just do this combo of actions you will be free of cancer. I wish it was so simple. It is not! There are some risk factors we can influence but there are no guarantees. Ovarian Cancer's symptoms are often so subtle. It is often not diagnosed until someone is late stage.
    I am very happy you were diagnosed at early stage. Your surgery is behind you (twice). I suspect you were relieved afterward. I am not sure if chemotherapy is given to someone in such an early stage. Your age is a positive factor regarding your outcome with cancer. Anytime we hear the cancer word, it is a life altering moment. Cancer is now considered a chronic disease. Feel free to ask any questions. We are here for you. Wishing you the best.

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