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    Thessie wrote on Lkauffman's wall

    Hello,

    I have ovarian cancer same stage and age as you. My English is not perfect (I was born abroad, but lived in the States for 29 years), but I would like to correspond with you.
    I am currently in active treatment with my last round of chemo. I should have surgery in beginning October and I would like to heard from your experience

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      Lkauffman

      Just found out my cancer is spreading and none of the chemo I have tried yet has reduced any tumors. But again, mine are not in my abdomen---YET. What kind of chemo are you taking?

      about 4 years ago
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    Thessie wrote on dssantas's wall

    Hello dssantas,
    Could you tell me more about your surgery? I am scheduled to have it soon, and it is so scary to me. I am afraid the surgeon will remove more of my organs than necessary, just because "it is the procedure". I heard that major debulking take 6 weeks to recover and with lots of side effects for years. (normal when you think that your organs are there for a reason).
    I am also afraid that the surgery will shorten my life in the long run. .. I have a spacemaker newly installed and at 60 years old my heart is not so good...
    Why not removing just cancerous organs and leave the rest? For me at stage 4 ovarian cancer, we are talking about major debulking. I was not born in this country, and everythind seems so scary to me... What about your experience?
    Thanks.
    Thessie

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): Went to the doctor numerous times in 3 month period, was repeatedly told it was "just Irritable Bowel Syndrome and menopause" until I recieved a second diagnoses out of network.

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      kalindria

      This is exactly what happened to me. I am still furious at my primary care doctor. I refuse to see her any more.

      over 2 years ago
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    Loss (My mind/Sense of Humor)

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy)

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