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Mom has Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer

hbeggs
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Joined: Apr 2012

I'm new to this and its very hard to tell my story without crying. My mom, who is 67 and my best friend, got diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer in March last year on my birthday. She went through a thorancentesis to get the fluid off her lungs and also in July a debulking surgery to try to get most of the cancer out. She went through a few more rounds of chemo then got put in remission right before Christmas. On my birthday again, this March her cancer came back. She is now going through Chemo again. I am so scared that I won't have my mom much longer. She is a very strong woman and her faith in God and the love of her family has kept her going through this, however, she is very weak now and tries not to show it. I have this gut feeling that I need to make everyday count with her now. I wish this feeling would go away but I can't. I feel as if this is really aggresive because she was only in remission for 2 months. I wish this would all just go away.

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karen1951
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Joined: Oct 2011

oh honey....i am so sorry about your mom....i am also a stage IV....diagnosed in august of 2010....i had debulking and chemo and was in remission for about 6 months.....i've been on several different chemos since my recurrence and am now in a clinical trial. some days are tough, but for the most part, my life has gone on pretty much as always. don't give up hope...there's lots of drugs to try....many have very minimal side effects....please keep us posted....we are one big shoulder here to cry on so let it all out.....xoxoxo karen

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lovesanimals
Posts: 1235
Joined: Sep 2011

I'm so sorry that your mom is facing this battle. But please don't feel discouraged that her cancer has returned. There is plenty of hope that she can become NED (no evidence of disease). You sound like a very caring and loving daughter and I know this is also very hard on you. Please don't give up hope and feel free to come here anytime for support and encouragement.

Please take care,
Kelly

kayandok
Posts: 1223
Joined: Jun 2008

I am so sorry you are going through this! You are an amazing daughter, and your mom is so blessed to have you. Your support and love is worth more than you will ever know. Although her body is weak, it sounds like she is a tough cookie. There is always hope, so don't give up. Meanwhile, enjoy every minute of your precious time together.

Love and hugs,
kathleen

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Mwee
Posts: 1316
Joined: Nov 2009

that you and your Mom are having to go through this. I agree that there are many more options for your Mom to try. You'll meet some of the toughest warriors anywhere right here on this site, so we understand when you say your Mom is strong and tries not to show how weak she might feel. We're right here for you both and we ALL wish it would just go away!
(((HUGS))) Maria

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