Hello Ladies I was diagnosed with OC in December Stage 3 Level C and had a radical hysterectomy (I'm 57). I had my 1st chemo 10 days ago. Too be honest I'm still in shock...I never knew I was seriously ill, I had a pain on my right ovary which hurt when I jumped on my mini trampoline.... yes the trampoline was the alert to take me to the Doctors! After various tests and a scan I was told I had a tumour that was 8cm in diameter and suspected it was ovarian cancer. All this in a matter of weeks..... I had never heard of OC but have read so much on this nasty disease since. My emotions have taken me from a happy go lucky fun loving person to a complete and utter emotional wreck. I have never cried so much, felt so sad and so full of anger...it really is so over-whelming. I can't seem to escape from knowing I have cancer....it consumes my thoughts from the moment I wake up and when I go to bed...not that I sleep that much either. Also not having my ovaries and not producing oestrogen is also causing varying degrees of emotional upset. I'm looking at joining a support group and meet other ladies who have had OC or are going through OC and was recommended this website.
My question is how do you all cope? How do you feel? How do your family feel?
Love Michelle x