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Brandy’s Story (Ovarian Cancer)

Brandy's Story (Ovarian Cancer)I have been a survivor of nearly four years. This early spring of 2013 I began feeling bloated. I felt a slight just barely pinch in my lower abdomen while I was coming out of the pool. I thought I had a so called “yeast infection.” My girlfriends all had them when we was younger.

At the age of 56 it was not a yeast infection, I had stage IV ovarian cancer. My CA-125 blood test revealed a low 45, but 45 was out of the norm of zero to 35!

Debulking took over 10 hours. I then had two five month rounds of chemo along with a colostomy that was reversed, as well as an ileostomy (upper intestine) which was also reversed.

I finished round two of chemo in April of 2013. Yes, my hair is very short and sassy.

My journey began in early Spring of 2008. Here it is almost 2014!

HAVE FAITH
BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE
READ AND RESEARCH THE WEB
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSIVE PEOPLE
LIMIT THE ENERGY YOU EXERT WHILE RECOVERING
PAMPER YOURSELF
CALM YOUR INTERNAL BY LISTENING TO SOOTHING MUSIC

My love and true blessing to each of you……You can do it!

Brandy
Florida
Submitted 11/04/2013

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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