Wednesday Spotlight: Caitlins Story

Caitlin     Caitlin was only seventeen when she was diagnosed with Stage Three Germ Cell Ovarian Cancer…… the same thing I was diagnosed with  when I turned forty.

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     Like me, she was having issues with bloating and losing weight and like me, her doctor brushed it off…… and, like me, a sonogram was what it took to find the tumor.  I went through the same thing with the chemo. It was not pleasant!    Before I give you the link to read her story, I just want to remind you of the symptoms once again.

  • Abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating
  • Urinary urgency, a frequent need to urinate
  • Pelvic discomfort or pain
  • Persistent indigestion, gas or nausea
  • Unexplained changes in bowel habits, such as constipation or diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite or quickly feeling full
  • Increased abdominal girth or clothes fitting tighter around your waist
  • Difficulty losing weight
  • Pain during intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • A persistent lack of energy
  • Low back pain….Numbness or tingling in legs
  • Changes in menstruation
  • Symptoms above worsening during menstruation

Now please go and read Caitlin’s story and then, please share with someone else.

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