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Daughter of Mom with Ovarian Cancer

mymomsdaughter
Posts: 5
Joined: Mar 2004

Hello all, I am writing to see if there is anyone who needs a friend through all of this. My mother passed away from Ovarian Cancer this past October, and I miss her deeply. She was a stage four by the time she was diagnosed, and she fought hard for a year and a half. Beside my father, I was her primary care giver, and sat with her everyday so that my dad could continue to work. I also have a wonderful husband and four children, and we all miss my mother so very much. The time my mom and I shared during the day, was time that I wouldn't give up for anything. It was so hard holding the bucket while she continuely vomited, or when she became so weak and couldn't even wash herself. I would like to offer my support to someone else. I would like a 'penpal' or someone whom my need a sarogate daughter, I am missing my mother terribly, and think this my help me as much as it may help you. Margie Rife, 31, in Ohio

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BonnieR
Posts: 1549
Joined: Jan 2004

Hi so sorry for the loss of your mother. I lost my mom November 7, 2003 (not to cancer though) I am a mother of 3 and grandmother of 7 and survivor of stage 3c ovarian cancer. I would love to email or chat with you. Cancer at times is a lonely road for both the survivor and caregiver. Thanks for your posting and sharing with us all. BonnieRose

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TealRibbon
Posts: 44
Joined: May 2003

Dear "mymothersdaughter",

You are so sweet. What a wonderful daughter you must have been to your Mom. I am so sorry about your loss.

I live in Ohio too, you can post here or email me anytime you need to talk. I think it is sometimes harder on the caregiver than the patient.

God bless you for being such a sweet daughter and for thinking enough of others to post your offer of support to others fighting this terrible beast.

als26
Posts: 48
Joined: Feb 2002

Hello-
My Mom passed away on Jan. 7th of 2004. I miss her every minute of every day. Nothing is the same anymore. I am an only child and I'm 28. Like you, I was my mother's primary caregiver. She also had stage IV OVC. She was diagnosed in Dec. '01. I can without a doubt relate to your story about holding the "bucket" and the bathing issues. The problem that I have is that it came on so fast towards the end. We went in the hospital on Christmas and never left. I truly thought she could handle all of this up until the very end when she was too weak and could no longer speak or eat/drink. I'd love to hear from you and share some of my stories. I'm curious to see how others are dealing with this disease or what they may have experienced.
Sincerely,
ALS26

mymomsdaughter
Posts: 5
Joined: Mar 2004

ASL,
I sent a reply to your posting, it should be in your ACS inbox. You can email at my home email anytime at Mymothersdaughter@columbus.rr.com

healthy
Posts: 5
Joined: Mar 2004

Hello, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was very lucky to have had you at her time of need. Sometimes our children are in denial and don't understand what a person with cancer is going through. What a wonderful daughter you are! I have been cancer free for one year now. I was very lucky my ovarian cancer was found in stage 1a. Because it was the rare ovarian cancer I had to have chemo. I go to the drs every 4 months. I lost my grandmother 5 years ago from lung and brain cancer. We were very close and I still sometimes have the need to pick up the phone and call her. I would love a penpal also. It helps to talk to others.

healthy
Posts: 5
Joined: Mar 2004

Hello, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was very lucky to have had you at her time of need. Sometimes our children are in denial and don't understand what a person with cancer is going through. What a wonderful daughter you are! I have been cancer free for one year now. I was very lucky my ovarian cancer was found in stage 1a. Because it was the rare ovarian cancer I had to have chemo. I go to the drs every 4 months. I lost my grandmother 5 years ago from lung and brain cancer. We were very close and I still sometimes have the need to pick up the phone and call her. I would love a penpal also. It helps to talk to others. Healthy

all4mom
Posts: 8
Joined: Feb 2005

I could really use a penpal. my mom has ovarian cancer, 6 months to a year, the doctor told us today. I have so many emotions, i just need to share them.

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