[MOL] Karen [02608] Medicine On Line

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[MOL] Karen

Dear Karen,
Welcome! I am so sorry to hear about your mother. There will be others
on the line who will be able to provide you with medical information and
good web-sites for research, but perhaps the most important function
this group provides is to give hope, resources, laughter, and a safe
place to share your concerns and fears. We believe that statistics are
just numbers, and most of us can tell you many stories of folks who have
beat the "odds." I hope you will stay with us, and let us support you
and your family in this difficult journey. Love, Joicy

RachnTPA@aol.com wrote:
> Hello.  My name is Karen.  My mother was diagnosed with ovarian III C last
> May.  She is 59 years old.  She underwent a complete hysterectomy and partial
> colon resection.  She has been having chemo treatments every 3 - 4 weeks since
> that time.  Last week she had a bone scan performed because she has been
> suffering with severe back and leg pain.  The scan showed suspious areas in
> the thoracic and pelvic area.  Her Internist told her that he was not
> qualified to diagnose the probability and was forwarding the bone scan results
> to her oncologist.  She is scheduled for her next treatment tomorrow
> (Thursday).  She stated to my sister that she was going to ask for the "real
> truth" on her chances.  Thus far, we have only been told that her chances are
> 50/50.  I do not belive this is acurate, although I have not conveyed such to
> my mother.
> Is this anything like your experience?   Do you have any recommendations for
> us?
> Thank you in advance for any information you may have and, most importantly
> for your use of valuable time in responding to this e-mail.
> Karen
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