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JessicaWoodson
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I found out  December16th  I had cancer...after chemo , surgery and more chemo my CA125 is a 3...Changing my lifestyle and diet to try and keep it that way. I Feel blessed...Stage 4 Survivor. 

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Alexandra
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Congratulations on putting treatment behind you and being NED!

You are probably one of the youngest members here, but don't mind the age. There are many lovely ladies on Ovarian and Uterine boards with the same affliction who are always ready to answer questions, support, cheer and sometimes lend a shoulder to cry on.

Virtual hugs,

Alexandra

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lovesanimals
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You've come to the right place for information and support!  Please let us know if we can help you in any way.

Take care,

Kelly

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2timothy1 7
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JJessica congrats on NED! Come here often. We all need each other and I'm glad you've found this site!

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JessicaWoodson
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Joined: Sep 2013

Thanks for the support Ladies....

Im still having trouble eating . ...and I keep losing weight...The hot flashes are not nice but im trying to stay positive...Im happy there is a little fuzz growing back on my head. ..Im starting to think im  sweating the weight off but idk...I have the appetite but just can't seem to eat more than a few bites or I'll feel uncomfortable. Hoping it gets better :-)

 

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Alexandra
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Hot flashes:  I have been taking 1 daily Premarin 0.625 since hysterectomy and I don't have any menopausal symptoms. You will hear a lot of passionate arguments about the evils of estrogen. It's really your and your doctor's decision.

Losing weight: I am a little envious, because I gained 40 lbs on chemo and can't loose any of it. Have you tried Boost or Ensure drinks? Small meals 5-6 times a day?

Hair starts growing around 2 months after your last chemo. Body hair and eyebrows come in first. You might get some white peach fuzz on your face; it rubs off and doesn't come back. In 6 months you will have a full head of hair.

mopar
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Joined: Apr 2003

Congrats, Jessica.  There is much to be greatful for!  Hope you feel better soon.  It is a bit of a long process, but each day gets better. 

Sending (((HUGS))) & Prayers!

Monika

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JessicaWoodson
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Joined: Sep 2013

Thanks Ladies.

I have been doing the ensure...will try to eat smaller meals.

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Alexandra
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Joined: Jul 2012

Jessica, read this link http://csn.cancer.org/node/208805

It's from Head & Neck board, but works just the same.

 

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