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Christa54
Posts: 15
Joined: Aug 2005

Hi everyone. I just discovered this site and thought I'd join in. I was dx'd with stage 3c about 5 weeks ago. Had a very extensive surgery and have completed 1 taxol/carboplatin chemo cycle. I've had many complications since surgery, the main one not being able to eat or drink much on my own so I'm now getting total parenteral nutrition through my port. The problem isn't related to nausea, what happens is that I get filled up very quickly to the point of pain and distention after a very small amount of food. They have no explaination as to why this is happening, after a battery of tests but think it is related to my cancer. I've been in and out of the hospital 3 times in the last 2 weeks but am now home and am thankful for that much. I'm hoping to regain some strength before my next chemo which is in 10 days.

Just wanted to introduce myself and I hope to get to know many of you as we fight this disease together.

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jamilou
Posts: 202
Joined: Mar 2005

Hi! You have definately found the right place for support and answers. You will find that there are many wonderful women on this site that care and can help you with your problems or just "hold your hand". Good luck with your nausea and medical problems. I hope you find some relief soon!
Jami

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BonnieR
Posts: 1549
Joined: Jan 2004

Welcome and I am glad you found this site also. Although we all wish no one would have to. Good luck with your chemo treatments, hopefully it well start getting better for you. I am stage 3 grade 3c survivor also, for 2 1/2 years now.

Prayers and Hugs BonnieRose

paula57
Posts: 93
Joined: Jul 2005

Hi! I'm Paula, also from TX. I was diagnosed Dec 2004, stage 3B. I live close to Texarkana in the Four States area. Good luck getting over the surgery and with your chemo.

tdb1985
Posts: 35
Joined: May 2005

Hi,
I too was just diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian, had a 5 hr surgery and have had 2 chemo treatments so far. My treatments are every 3 weeks and I have good days and bad days. I read somewhere about someone getting sich or nausea when they haven't had a bowel movement. I have found that to be a problem with my eating/appetite. Could that help with your problem? I don't know, just trying to be helpful.
So far the chemo is really doing the job on my CA-125. I will remember you in my prayers and keep us up on your progress. This really is a wonderful site!
Deb

skyblue
Posts: 7
Joined: Mar 2005

You are in my thoughts and prayers, Christa. All of you are. I am at 6 months post-op. Never thought I would make it this far. Keep a positive attitude, which is very difficult at times and keep coming to this site. skyblue

groundeffect
Posts: 651
Joined: Mar 2003

Christa,

Welcome to the board, and I hope things get better as you go through your chemo!

mdunnk
Posts: 13
Joined: Jul 2005

Christa,
I was diagnosed with Stage 3c ovarian on 7/1/05 and have had 2 chemo treatments. I also had extensive abdominal surgery. I am recovering from the surgery and feeling much better. The best advice I can give you is to drink lots of water and take stool softeners if you are having problems with constipation and abdominal bloating. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. If you need my help or support, please email me.
Hugs

mdunnk
Posts: 13
Joined: Jul 2005

Christa,
I was diagnosed with Stage 3c ovarian on 7/1/05 and have had 2 chemo treatments. I also had extensive abdominal surgery. I am recovering from the surgery and feeling much better. The best advice I can give you is to drink lots of water and take stool softeners if you are having problems with constipation and abdominal bloating. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. If you need my help or support, please email me.
Hugs

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