Oophorectomy (ovary removal surgery)

Today, I was reminded once again by my doctor/oncologist to think seriously about getting my ovaries taken out. I am very strong and I do not want to ever go against what a doctor would recommend, especially when it is in my own interest. I want to live a cancer free life. But what sacrifices a woman has to make to stay alive and be the woman her child and husband and others want to be... it is unimaginable for a lot of people who do not even know what Breast Cancer is. Things that you identify with when you are actually growing up and learning to appreciate as you are becoming a woman are the very things that may kill you!! But once you know what you are beyond your vanity and cosmetic appearance is what really makes you a woman. Your strength, your tolerance, your patience, your courage and the love of your loved ones and their support and positive attitude makes you the real woman!

Since I am a real woman, I will make sure that I heed to my doctor's warning and do the necessary as soon as my other test (that of being a studious and accomplished woman) is over with :)

I will complete my Masters next year and then helloooooo LIFE without cancer worries!!!

Shikha

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  • "Your strength, your tolerance, your patience, your courage and the love of your loved ones and their support and positive attitude makes you the real woman!" So very true shikha...

    Good luck with your studies and cancer free life!!! Stay :)

  • Thanks HelpingHand :)

  • Shikha, you are one courageous woman! There's really lots to learn from you. I just pray, people use this forum, read these posts and gain courage and develop a positive attitude.

  • Shikha, hats off to your strength and your courage. . There are very few women who feel free to write and discuss their problem in a forum like this.

    I will pray for u and I have learnt a very important way of looking at life from you. Cheers!

  • I had always marveled at the concept of resilience! Shikha... You are one of THE MOST RESILIENT people I have ever come across!

  • Shikha, it reminds me of my initial meetings with my oncologist when I asked her if I need to undergo oophorectomy, when will that be, and I will go for it if need be. I have seen my mother affected with breast and ovary cancer. I dreaded and now also..... but yes, from my mother, I've learnt to fight no matter what it takes!

    Shikha, you, me and many more are real women. We've spirit to live and care. I salute you and your courage.

    A tight hug to you.....

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