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My first chemotherapy was on

November 3rd and my last one was to be April 14th. In May I learned that Ovarian Cancer returns in 70% of the cases, so I am doing additional chemotherapy to lengthen my cancer-free time. Now for the GOOD NEWS, I am doing great! I am still doing the Pilates exercise, gardening and walking that I have been doing for the last thirteen years.

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When I was diagnosed

with Ovarian Cancer I was devastated. Looking back I realized that I'd been having symptoms for several weeks. Knowing the grim prognosis and how horrific this disease can be, my husband John and I were talking about life and death. I said that I wasn't afraid of dying and his response was “we all die but living is the hard part.”

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I went in for my annual exam

with my ob-gyn and had another ultrasound. This time my left ovary showed a 3.5 cm dense mass with blood supply that was not there in December. At this point, nothing appeared cancerous. I had no family history of cancer.

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Southern Women's Show
March 7-9, 2014 – Agricenter

OCAF's Annual Walk/5K Run Teal For A Cure 2014
Saturday – September 20, 2014
Cancer Survivor's Park

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