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1962jul posted:
I am new to this discussion program Even though I have been fighting Ovarian C for over 5yrs. I call Cancer C I am angry and do not want to let it have its idenity. Its my way of fighting. I am currently going to have weekly chemo. I have been allergic to most of the treatments I have had in the past. My concerns are this new chemo and its side efects its called Gemzar. I welcome all replies I am in desperate need of hearing survior stories. As I would like to one day be able to write mind. In closing I lost my Father to Kidney C in 1994. I am going to fight the fight as long as the good Lord willing God bless you all Julie
brittany329008 responded:
Hi, julie i actually have a question for you what symptoms did you have before you found out about the C and how did you find out?
eleganse responded:
I don't know much about Gemzar, but I can tell you that I am a 6 year survivor of Ovarian Cancer. I am living a pretty normal life in spite of also having Parkinson's disease and Lymphadema. (as a result of surgery) For me surviving meant getting up every day, not giving up one thing that I could hang on to... keeping things out in front of me that I wanted to do... (Like know my grandkids), and talking to people about my feelings and my fears. I remember one night I could not sleep and all the stories on the internet seemed to end with condolences... Then one had an email address on it. I wrote to her, "if you respond I know someone survived this." Bing, I got a reply. She told me, "the only way out, is through it." That became my mantra... walk the walk, fight the fight, live every day as if you get no tommorrow... God Bless and Good Luck

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