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Robkel7
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Tomorrow is my 6th treatment! I am praying that if any cancer cells remain, they will be killed by this final onslaught. Of course, I dread the next two weeks as I get the usual...bone pain, steroid stuff, restless nights, sweating, chemo brain, problems with hands/feet....etc. I am sort of surprised after reading some of your posts this week thatI have not been advised to take any supplements. :( Should I start now? If so, what should I take? Thanks, and God Bless you all!

Robin

mopar
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Add me as another Prayer Warrior to your list!!!
Monika

Robkel7
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Monika!!!!! <3

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jbeans888
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You got my prayers. How are you feeling? It is such a good feeling when your done with chemo, it's scary and exciting at the same time.

Robkel7
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feeling nervous and happy to be done. I stupidly read alot of grim things on the internet yesterday about ovarian cancer. I wish I had not done that, but I did. Now, I am more afraid than ever. Argh. Thanks for your prayers. I love your new hair growth. You look beautiful.

Cindy Bear
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Big hugs and prayers coming your way!!!!

Robkel7
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Cindy! Greatly appreciated!

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TiggersDoBounce
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Sending prayers...and healing thoughts...

Keep us posted!

Laurie

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TiggersDoBounce
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Sending prayers...and healing thoughts...

Keep us posted!

Laurie

Robkel7
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From the bottom of my heart! <3

MK_4Dani
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Extra prayer for you!
Mary

Robkel7
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...Mary! I truly appreciate that! :)

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pattysoo
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You will be so glad to be done with chemo. I can tell you what I have taken to repair chemo damage, but you absolutely must ask your physician or chemo infusion center what is ok and what isn't.
I took: magnesium, Vit. B, Vitamin C, and Calcium + D3. I cannot remember when i started taking these, but it seems like I was taking them while on chemo. I'd heard that Vit. B and magnesium would help reduce/remediate neuropathy. I had a bit of that at the end of chemo, but it went away in a month or two.
I still take all those supplements.

Robkel7
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And thanks for taking the time to answer my post. Your comment about the neuropathy helped me mentally as I have a bit of that now and feel very concerned regarding whether it is permanent or not. Maybe mine will go away too! :)

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Tethys41
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Robin, I know how scarey it is at the end of chemo, but the good part is that it will be over. Praying it is an easy one for you. You have not been told to take supplements because most oncologists don't recommend them and many will discourage you from taking them. As far as I'm concerned, the end of chemo is the beginning of healing your body. If you can find a naturopath or integrative doctor or nurse practitioner, he or she can guide you through getting your body and immune system back in shape.

Robkel7
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all the posts you take the time to write. I did start reading the Anti-Cancer book. Very compelling and I am going to try to follow his advice. Did you know he died recently? He certainly lived much longer than they anticipated and I am sure his decisions regarding his health influenced that. Anyway, I am wondering if my insurance will cover seeing someone who can help me with fighting this cancer using supplements. I will have to look into it. It seems overwhelming and expensive. Why does money always have to be an issue? :)
Thanks again.

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Tethys41
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I know, money is always the issue. I really wish the medical field was more open to integrative therapies because then maybe insurance would pay for it. It's a whole lot cheaper than chemo. You will need to check with your insurance company. There may be an integrative doctor who is in network for you. I went thorugh a whole lot of paperwork and heart ache over the past 6 months, but I've finally figured out how to get reimbursed for my IV vitamin C. You can ask your insurance company whether your policy will cover the following CMP codes:
96365
96366
96550
A4305
J7050
If it will, you may be able to get some reimbursement for IVs, if you receive them. If your insurance company will cover these and you find a doctor to administer them, I would be happy to explain how to submit claims, if the doctor does not. Also, if you work with an integrative doctor or nurse practitioner (or a naturopath in a state where they are licensed) your supplements are tax deductible.
I did hear that Dr. David Servan-Schreiber recently died of the cancer he had been fighting off and on for years. But, his initial prognosis was 6 months, and he lived for 19 years, and learned how to appreciate a good quality of life in the process. I guess that is all we can really ask for. Good luck with your last chemo. I was dreading mine, and it turned out to be the easiest one of all.

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carolenk
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Tethys

I just want to let you know that what you probably meant to write was "CPT" codes (the codes you need to use in order to get the insurance to pay for your vitamin C treatments)--my smart phone changes words on me all the time and I think that happened in your post.

Do you need to have a diagnosis of "vitamin deficiency" or does the ovarian cancer diagnosis code work for reimbursement of the vitamin C IVs?

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Tethys41
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I've been using the diagnosis codes for ovarian cancer and fatique on my claim forms.

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Susan53
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Prayers are going up along with good healing thoughts.

Robkel7
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Susan! I really appreciate all the prayers and concern from you gals! :)

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AnneBehymer
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All my prays going your way I will be having my 6th treatment of Taxol/carbo avastin on the 20th then just Avastin for two years. Are they keeping you on a maintance chemo or is this just it. I am praying that there is not cancer left to kill it is already gone. My God have his hand over you during the last treatment.

Anne

Robkel7
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Anne! You are in my prayers as well....keep the faith! :)

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Radioactive34
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Praying, Praying, praying

Robkel7
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big thank you!!!!!! <3

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kikz
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all the cancer cells are killed, butchered, decapitated or any other merciless way they can be annihilated. I also pray you have an easier time with the next couple of weeks and then begin to enjoy feeling really great!

Karen

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dreamer007
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Robin,

prayers up for ya!

i went to acupuncture for my usual allergy problems, and mentioned chemo brain
the person who did the acupuncture, inserted needles in the scalp, and i could tell
there was a significant improvement with cognitive function, and a lot less fuzziness
with my brain after this treatment

there are other places an acupuncturist can focus on to help you get over the
effects of chemo side effects...i highly recommend it

dreamer

Robkel7
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to you Karen, and thanks for your prayers which I truly appreciate!

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Hen
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Sometime ago, I read a book called " Be Careful What You Pray For" - something like that - it was all about proving that prayer works. Scientific proof. It was wonderfully life affirming. Prayer DOES work. On lots of levels. My prayers are flying your way to erase all cancer cells in your body FOREVER.
Sharon

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lovesanimals
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Robin,

By now you've had your sixth chemo treatment and I hope and pray that you are able to rest comfortably and have an easier time with the side effects. Sending you hugs, prayers and good vibes!

Kelly

Robkel7
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Thanks very much! <3

Robkel7
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Thanks very much Sharon....I will find that book and read it! I love to delve into affirming things! I will pray for you and yours as well!

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EnglishGal
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I truly believe in the power of prayer. When I was diagnosed in 2010 I truly believe all the prayers of the people at my church helped to pull me through. I will be praying for you.

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AnneBehymer
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So how are you doing after you finished your last chemo I am so praying that you never have to have chemo again. I am getting my last taxol/carbo with avastin treatment on Thursday then I will only have the avastin every 21days for about two years. My GYN/ONC wants to keep me on the avastin because he feels that is what put me into remission so early and will keep me in remission. My pray is you are doing well I will check in later to see if you answered.

Anne

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Ayvas_Mimi
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Hi Robkel,

I just want to say a quick pray for all of us.

I pray that God brings you peace and healing, relief from the side effects and strength that abounds rapidly. Lord I pray that all my sisters who are in the midst of this affliction feel your love and healing wash over them. I pray for peace for us all lord and ask that our doctors and researcher find a cure for this horrid disease. I ask at all who are suffering be healed quickly and are allowed to resume a happy healthful life. In Gods name I pray!
Amen

Love,
Carol

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Sara2011
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My oncologist suggested I take calcium, Vit D3, B complex, muti-vitamin with iron. I was told the Vit D was essential to healing. I wouldn't think it would hurt for you to go ahead and get started on some supplements, but you probably need to talk to your doctor about it.

Lord, strengthen Robin's body in this next week as she goes through another treatment. I pray you would allow the chemo to destroy the cancer cells and that you would bring healing to her body. Help her to sense your presence and love and may she use this time to draw closer to you. Amen!

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kimberly sue 63
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I'm glad you are nearly done. It will be time to continue to pamper yourself. Think about good organic food!! Tumeric spice is good to add to any food and is cancer fighting!!

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Marnel
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If anyone would like to join our FB prayer group...we pray together on Sunday nights at 7pm. It is a closed group so you have to ask to join but nobody else is able to see our posts. Link to our group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/211479812299460/

Praying for you Robin. I have 4 more treatments then I will be in your shoes. I am going to see an oncology naturopath to try and rebuild my immune system. I just found out my insurance covers it although I'm sure the supplements won't be covered.

Good luck!

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