Having had Ovarian Cancer diagnosed May 2013 I am still here after treatment with Carboplatin and Paclitxel with a large debulking operation in October. Spleen had to be removed and am now on daily penicillin to help my immune system. Well on the way I have had drainage for ascites in my abdomen, a Pulmonary Embolism - treated with daily injections of Clexane, Pleural Effusion which keeps coming back after having it drained several time once was a bit scary when my lung collapsed! Oh and Neutropenia Sepsis - now that was also scary! When the cancer was obviosly still there in January the oncologist started me on Caelyx which for me had few side effects and my hair grew back. Now we are into autumn the cancer is still active causing more pleural effusion so I am now on Paclitaxel alone weekly for 18 weeks. Feeling a bit fed up but still hoping that this time it will give me a bit of time off in the spring. Fingers crossed everyone.
Best wishes Pat