Hi. Have not posted before but have been reading lots of posts and found the support so inspiring.
I was diagnosed in April this year with 3 rd stage ovarian Cancer. Shocked!!!!!! To say the least considering I had a hysterectomy when I was 33yrs old. They left the ovaries I was told as I was so young but took Fallopian tubes etc etc.
When I was 40 yrs old, I had chocolate cysts on my ivaries and both were taken!!!! Or so I was led to believe.
NO!!!!! Turns out they could not remove all of the Fallopian tubes when I had my hysterectomy and left behind a small piece on the right hand side.
When they removed the ovaries they apparently could not remove all of them either and a small piece was left which is attached to the small piece of Fallopian tube. Hence my ovarian cancer!!
I was shattered as though I had had discomfort occassionly on the right side I was under the misapprehension that I had nothing there. That is what I had been told and did not believe otherwise.
I am now 67 years old. These 'bits' have been there now for over 27years so please all of you do not become complacent like I did and make extra sure the surgeons have done what they said the have done!!!
I do not want to upset anyone and have taken a long time to consider posting this but feel it should be out there to make others aware. I realise that all these years ago surgeons in particular would rarely discuss the ins and outs with you and were very unapproachable. Thank goodness there are more open dialogues with our surgeons now a days.
Good luck to you all