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What does ascites pain feel like?

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Disneynutt
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I don't know if I have it but I've been off chemo for a long time now and I have terrible pain in my midsection right above the belt line and below. It's been almost a week now. I have gas and a bit of constipation too. Could this be ascites? I don't know what it feels like as I don't think I had it before.

Thanks,
Kate

Starting Doxil on Monday.

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Hissy_Fitz
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Kate....I found this on the Inspire board and thought I would cut-and-paste it for you. The thread waa about Doxil, and this is what one person had to say (other responses were good, too).

I'm on Doxil and I had CT scan after the 4th treatment and it showed no measureable signs of cancer which was a miracle because my dr never thought it would happen. I had been taking a few other types of chemo since last Jan. and nothing worked. I will have my 8th treatment on 3-11 then my CT in April and hopefully it will still be working. I've had a lot fewer side affects with Doxil than I have anything else and I work full time 45-55 hours a week.

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Disneynutt
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Thanks so much. I so so appreciate your sending this along. It is bringing tears to me eyes. I have such hope. And I'm ready to charge in their like the teal warrior that I am. Although a weenie teal warrior. :-) Oh well.. I still can overcome.

Take care Carlene,
Kate

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Hissy_Fitz
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Good for you, Kate!

I plan to live til the day I die. Not just breathe until I stop breathing, but really live. Go to Disney. Disney abounds with life.

Carlene

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Disneynutt
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I love this weenie warrior women and have to laugh every time I read it. I have canceled my 2 night stay but will go for the day on Tuesday with friend and sister. I will even get to have lunch at the Canadian place in EPCOT which is nearly impossible to get into so really looking forward to that. I hope the flowers are out for the show.

-K

msfanciful
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Hi Kate,

I've been away for a while and have been living with stage iv ovca for 4 years now.

I must say this is my 3rd time in remission (at present a little over 6-months now) stage is hard to get rid of. :-)

Nevertheless; the pain accompanies a belly that begins to swell; before I had my hysterectomy I appeared to be 9-months pregnant. It was very painful, achey, difficult to move. Once I had the surgery and began my chemo the acites was taken care of.

I have not had this symptom now since my surgery and I hope all goes well with your treatment.

Sharon

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