I have just discovered this site and this is my first post attempt! I was recently diagnosed with Stage 1. I had a large cyst spotted by my GP, quickly had Ultrasound, CT and MRI. Was referred to oncologist which frightened the life out of me! They decided on conservative removal of Ovary and cyst so had that surgery in August. They did biopsy and that showed up cancer cells which was again very frightening however after review of all scans the oncologist said "there is no evidence that it has spread outside of the removed ovary" and he had said that all looked ok after first surgery too. I am now waiting for second surgery for full hysterectomy and removal of other ovary which will be followed by 6 rounds of Chemo! To say this is a rollercoaster is the understatement of the decade!! I have never experienced emotional upset like it! I recently lost my mam and my sis is just at the end of her treatment for breast cancer so lets just say 2015 has definitely not being my year!
BUT while I have bad days and cry regularly I consider myself one of the lucky ones! I am surrounded by good people both my family, friends and work colleagues as well as the medical professionals and have decided that I cannot and will not let it get me down!
Embarking on what is likely to be induced menopause and Chemo at the same time is daunting to say the least and I would welcome any suggestions as to how to cope with this! I am particularly interested in the nutritional side of things. I started having 1-2 green smoothies a day about 2-3 weeks ago and find them great but any other suggestions gratefully received.
Onwards and Upwards