Just introducing myself as a newbie, really. Have found lots of good advice here and am looking forward to chatting with more of you. I'm currently doing chemo (carboplatin) for Stage 1C ovarian cancer & had a complete hysterectomy in August to remove a complex ovarian mass. I was diagnosed in 2009 with endometriosis and had one ovary & tube removed laprascopically as well as a benign endometrioma.
So far, so good with the first carboplatin treatment I think. What I struggle with most, probably, is bouts of depression or anger or anxiety that happen very suddenly and intensely. I think the combination of sudden onset menopause, recovering from the surgery, homesickness (I'm 3000 miles away from home), dealing with my diagnosis, the effort in putting a brave face on things, turning 50 last Friday, and splitting with my partner -- well, sometimes it all just makes you want to get in bed and pull the duvet over your head and stay there, doesn't it?
So it helps a lot to talk to others who have been through it.
Thanks for reading!