soon I am supposed to start my chemo but I am extremely scared. Some people say it's unbearable, some say it's not that bad. Just trying to figure out some pattern there! Not so bothered about losing my hair but extremely scared of neuropathy as it obviously might never go away. I am a musician and love sewing, knitting, a thought of not being able to do that is almost taking my whole life away!
I never guessed my irritable bowel syndrome and bloating was because of the cancer. There was a mess with the periods but the doctors said Im approaching to the menopause as I am 49. When suddenly out of nowhere appeared a 10cm cyst, my GP couldn't find even the cyst. Don't want to moan about the healthcare system so I better skip some part. When I finally got the histology results of the laparoscopic surgery I was totally shocked. Ovarian cancer! In 2 days I was back in the hospital for removing everything what they could. It turned out that both my ovaries had cancer plus fallopian tubes. Luckily only one lymph node had cancer and there was a small bit of cancer somewhere else, too. Stage IIB.
Recovering from the extensive surgery isn't that bad but there is the chemo waiting and after that all the stress of cancer returning.
I'm a mess right now, I know. Sometimes crying nonstop, then suddenly feeling like everything might be ok. Maybe it's the effect of the surgical menopause, there are hot flushes and night sweats and no HRT as I am waiting for the chemo. Yes, I was asking my questions to the oncologist and to the nurse but somehow it feels like I didn't get the answers because they never experienced cancer on their own.
Are you getting any permanent side effects after the chemo?