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scan of the liver was clear...

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scatsm
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Everything looked fine except for some 'nodularity' on the omentum (which I thought was removed).

I'm taking it as all good.

So grateful!

Susan

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Glad to be done
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Great news...    I am so happy for you. Did you ask doc about omenrum not being removed?

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wholfmeister
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Tell 'em you want a refund for that omentectomy!

Happy for you!

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Alexandra
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No refunds, store credit only. Read your hysterectomy pathology report: it will tell you what length of omentum was removed. In mine it was 28 cm (11"). What's left of it is still hanging in there.

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lovesanimals
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I'm doing the happy dance for you! Smile

Kelly

P.S.  I love your new picture!

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NoTimeForCancer
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I find I love to celebrate with the gyn cancer women!!

Rosamond M
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Susan,

Such great news to get

You've got lots of life to live yet!

Lovely new photo of you

You're bright personality shines through!

Hugs

Rose.

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GSRon
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Well you know that there must be 50 ways to love your liver... Ron

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poopergirl14052
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great new...I heard your omentum can grow back..not sure if I believe it. Anyone ever hear of this....Val 

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Alexandra
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Despite some statements on inspire and CSN from women who think that their omentum grew back after omentectomy, it does not grow back.

In many cases it was only partially removed. Average omentum is 792 sq.cm (8.5 sq.ft) in size. The mean omentectomy size during ovarian cancer debulking is only 203.5 sq.cm (or 2.2 sq.ft or 26%) source: http://www.wjgnet.com/1007-9327/6/169.pdf.

According to my own pathology report omentum piece measuring 28 x 12.5 cm = 350 sq.cm (3.8 sq.ft or 44%) was removed. Chances are: a large part of your omentum is still present. If you are curious just how large, read your pathology report.

An girl scout in me is still holding on to my last box of "Tampax" in hopes that my uterus and ovaries will grow back. "Be Prepared!"

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Hearty Pioneer
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Thankful I don't have to be prepared for that anymore! Looking through a cabinet at work and found a bag of my old feminine hygiene products. I used to have horrible copious amounts of blood during my periods, got worse as I got older . I required overnight pads and super tampons that would need to be changed ever hour or two, towels in bed, etc... Always told it fell within the range of normal blood flow. I do not miss that routine. How about you? Do you know of a corolation between difficult periods and oc?

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Alexandra
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I read that those who had their menarche (first period) before age 12 were 51% more likely to die from ovarian cancer compared to those who had their first period at age 14 or later. Women with the highest number of lifetime ovulatory cycles were 67% more likely to die of ovarian cancer than those in the group with the lowest number of cycles. An Australian study in 2006 found no associations between development of ovarian cancer and use of hormone replacement therapy or menstrual history (menorrhagia or heavy prolonged periods).

My periods started late (age 15-1/2), were regular, average flow, 3-4 days long. Never had PMS. I've been using copper IUD's all my adult life and never been on a Pill. About 1 year before cancer dx I switched to progesteron IUD "Mirena" and periods became even shorter and lighter. Has "Mirena" triggered my cancer? Don't know and don't care.

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Hearty Pioneer
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Well, I started when I was in 5th grade, 11 years old.

Also, I took cloemid (sp?). Two cycles. Miscarried both babies. My two surviving boys were conceived using the basal thermometer.

I'm not getting caught up in the blame game, just wondered if there were similarities?

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scatsm
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I am so glad to be able to share good news as well as bad...and there is plenty of that to go around.

If my omentum is growing back, maybe that explains my recent weight gain (which is actually from overeating which I now equate with health versus ovarian cancer symptoms and chemo effects). Do you think regrown omentums can weigh 20 lbs?

The cause of my elevated liver enzymes was from "fatty liver".

I was never so glad to be a fatty before....now I just have to exercise and lose weight. .(yeah, right, like that's gonna happen....well, I can try!!)

Lots of love to you all,

Susan

 

mopar
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HAPPY DANCE FROM ME, TOO! 

MONIKA

 

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