I have never posted on here before but my darling sister has been fighting this horrendous disease for 2 years and has now come to the end of the road. I probably shouldn't fault the treatment she received but the length of time it took for her to get a diagnosis when she knew that there was a problem was wrong, she was having tests for 4 months before they diagnosed OC 3C, and when she had a recurrence only 6 months after her first lot of treatment (chemo/surgery/chemo/avastin) she was advised to watch and wait. It spread, she had an obstruction, more surgery, a stoma bag and now another obstruction which is inoperable, failing kidney function and too ill for more chemo and now nothing they can do. My family are devastated, my sister is in her late 50's but was extremely fit and healthy and this is all so wrong. I don't really know why I'm writing this but I feel the need to sound off to people that I think will understand. My sister is my best friend and I can't imagine my life without her, her children and grandchildren can't imagine life without her and our mum who is in her 80's doesn't know what has hit her. I think the frustration of being pretty certain that had she been diagnosed when she first had symptoms we wouldn't be where we are today but we can't go back in time and nothing can change what is inevitable. I'm sorry to burden you all with my sadness, but please all remain strong and don't take no for an answer when you think there is something wrong. Most women know their own bodies, my sister certainly did but no one listened and now she pays the price... We all as a family pay it with her.
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