My name is Loretta. I am 62 years old. I was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer in May 2014. I had a hysterectomy in June 2014 and had to have a Stoma as the cancer had spread to my bowel. This was followed with weekly chemo with carboplatin and taxol. I was unwell during chemo but once completed felt really well.
I had my Stoma reversed in July 2015.
However in January 2016 found the cancer was back. I had more chemo starting in January. In June I had more surgery to remove a tumour in my abdomen which was growing despite the chemo.
A scan in August has shown nodules on my peritoneum and am now on a chemo therapy - treosulpham.
I have loads of abdominal pain. No sickness as yet but only had one dose. Another 5 to go !!
My tummy is very bloated and painful. I can only wear baggy clothes
Some days I feel very isolated everyone around me seem fit and well
I do not know anyone with ovarian cancer to talk to - so anyone who I can share experiences with would be a real comfort to me
It has been stressful to have the cancer recur. I worry about what is to come.
My husband and three daughters are very supportive but it is hard to burden them with my worries. My parents are both alive. Mum is 88 and dad 90 and I know I cause them so much worry. I hate that I am causing everyone worry about me.
Hope to hear from anyone who is dealing with ovarian cancer and its treatment.