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Unread 06-01-2003, 01:55 AM
1st gyn-onc June 2

Well, it is 3 AM and I can tell the nerves are kicking in! I had an emergency radical hys. on May 9 by gyn. Removed 14cm tumor that was cancerous...diag. Stage 1A Ovarian Cancer. Although recovery is going okay, I meet with gyn-onc on Mon. due to the cancer...and also have a second opinion on June 14 at Dana Farber in Boston. I am so nervous, am trying to make a list of ques. for onc., but just can't even seem to focus. Looking for advice and support. Thanks sisters!

Emergency Radical Hys. May 9, Ovaraian Cancer stage 1A
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Unread 06-01-2003, 07:10 AM
1st gyn-onc June 2

Hi Julie..

I know that the waiting is the absolute worst. I also remember being up at night, many time, after my hysterectomy. Unfortunately that is the best time for your mind to wander and think yucky thoughts.

Ovarian cancer was my diagnosis also and I am now one year past my diagnosis, surgery, and chemo treatments. I had 6 treatments of Taxol and Carboplatim. I am not going to say that it was a party, but it is very doeable and because of it, all of us here are survivors!!!!

I am just curious, did you say that you are now going to see the gynocologist/oncologist??? I sure hope that he was the one that did your surgery.

Rest up and get your strength back. A strong body is best for a healthy recovery.

Unread 06-01-2003, 10:00 AM
Best wishes

It is always a good idea to get everything reviewed by a gyn/onc if you did not have one for your initial surgery. He/she may see things the other Dr. didn't or want more testing, etc. Chemo will likely be prescribed; it is not pleasant, as Rosalie says, but vrey do-able. I worked full time during my Taxol/carbo treatments.
Good luck and ask all the questions you want at the Dr. and here. Ellen
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Unread 06-01-2003, 12:01 PM
1st gyn-onc June 2

Hi, Julie. Just want to say that I'm sending good thoughts and prayers your way as your prepare to see your onc. Good for you, too, for scheduling a second opinion. You'll probably get a lot of good information (or, at least, a foundation for other questions that will come up).

I remember when I got the initial phone call from my onc to review the path report. Even though nothing was a surprise, I still completely spaced out and couldn't think of even one question to ask. After I sat and thought about everything, though, I did call him back to review my questions. (One of the reasons I like him as much as I do is that he's been totally accessible throughout.)

I see you're from Kennebunk, ME. What a lovely place! My husband and I have spent a few really terrific weeks up in that part of ME and just love it.

Good luck to you and God bless.
Unread 06-01-2003, 12:18 PM
1st gyn-onc June 2

Hi Julie,

I hope tomorrow's appointment goes well and that you get all your questions answered. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Unread 06-02-2003, 08:43 PM
1st gyn-onc June 2

Hi Julie!

I hope your appointment went well today and you were able to get alot of your questions answered. Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers your way.

Keep us posted.


Unread 06-03-2003, 07:00 AM
Good News!

Thank you all for your encouraging responses! My husband and sister joined me for my oncologist appt. yesterday. She was very patient, thorough, and educated us on alot of areas. She confirmed my Ovarian Cancer Stage 1A Grade 2. I had the CA 125 test prior to surgery which had come back neg., which she believes because the cancer was kept incapilated in the tumor and had not spread. She is very confident that the cancer was confined....the only procedure she would have done which my gyno did not was take aeorta lymph nodes---but where everything else came back neg. she does not rec. surgery to check that. She does not rec. chemo at this time, but wants me to have a colonoscopy. I will see her again in 3 mo. I have 2 daughters aged 20 and 24 and she told me yesterday that being on birth control pills reduces the risk of ovarian cancer by 50%. I did not know that. I still have my second opinion on June 14 at Dana Farber in Boston. I can't tell you how greatful I am to find this website...what a Godsend! I have already switched modes to send support out to others here....thank you! I have always prayed just to have the strength to handle what ever comes my way as I know the good Lord knows better than I....this support has certainly been the answer to one of my prayers. Thank you!

Unread 06-03-2003, 10:53 AM
1st gyn-onc June 2

Julie, I'm so glad you got some good news. You must feel so relieved.

Unread 06-03-2003, 02:48 PM
1st gyn-onc June 2


It sounds like you had an informative appointment & got good news too. What a relief this must be. You were wise to bring someone with you to help absorb all this new information.

I'm sure you'll continue to do well.

Ruth S
Unread 06-03-2003, 02:56 PM
1st gyn-onc June 2

Congratulations Julie...

Good news is the best kind of news.


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