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    Celebration (Finished treatment): September 17. CT scan NDE and CA 125 is between 5.6 and 8.

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      Lynae

      I'm glad you made it! What a life experience! I'm in Everett. Went to Swedish. Actually pgs, which is connected. Love that place. I made a mistake yesterday that I would like to share with you. Stay away from hot baths early in the day. It will render you useless. I love baths. But, warm showers are better. Quick and out. What happened to me , is my heart beat went high, wanted to pass out, then I was weak for the rest of the day. I wrote an update on my page of my experiences if you want to read. Happy for you! Just remember, one day at a time. Pick what's most important to do that day. Don't over do it. I know it's frustrating. I'm going through the not being able to muster up the energy to do what I want to do. Hubby is very helpful. He's been my rock. Take care.

      almost 4 years ago
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    Finished chemo -- body returning to normal? How long does it take?

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      Ydnar2xer

      I finished carbo & taxol in late January and Herceptin last month. I started going to the gym in March even though I was still exhausted. I DO think the exercise helped--I've lost 30 lbs, which definitely improved my attitude--but am still sometimes quite tired. My hair is back to its normal short length, but I have neuropathy in my feet all the time--sometimes in my hands as well. I am also dealing with chemo brain STILL. Am beginning to think that this is my new normal--? But I feel OK and am very happy to still be here!

      almost 4 years ago
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      HeidiJo

      First, if you have any questions or doubts, you should always contact the doctor. If nothing else, they can keep you from worrying so much. Concerning returning to "normal"; the one thing I wished had been told to me was how long the road back was. I was very impatient with myself, and I think it would have been easier had I known how long it would take. I definitely noticed a month to month if not week to week improvement, but I woke up every day expecting to be 100% better. It took about 20 months before I felt completely myself again. It has been 3 and a half years since my last treatment, and I feel great! I only notice that I do still stiffen up often, but I do yoga to combat that. I also think my stamina will never be the same again, I tend to tire with all day activities. So be patient with yourself and enjoy and celebrate the things you CAN do!

      almost 4 years ago
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      Jubulee

      I finished the same chemo two months ago. I had surgery six months ago. My hair is barely there, but my eyebrows, lashes, etc. are growing back noticeably. I have some neuropathy in my feet, but tolorable. My energy level is almost back to normal. Before I was sick, I was walking 10,000 steps a day and now I am doing between 6,000 to 10,000. I'm doing well. I am waiting for my next blood test to see what my C-125 number is. That won't be until next month. I am feeling good.

      almost 4 years ago
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