I write this post at the end of a difficult year when I lost my partner Rosemarie to this terrible disease. Sorry to post this but I wanted to wish everyone well for the year ahead. I also want to thank you for the support you ladies give to everyone with this disease. Every morning Rosemarie would read the postings on this website. This helped her not to feel alone and helped her to ask the right questions and make suggestions for when meeting the oncologist.
Rosemarie was diagnosed with 3C serious Ovarian Cancer (PPC) in November 2014 and underwent first line treatment (chemo and surgery) in 2015. Despite NED at the end of this process the disease returned after only three months. Following second line chemo which started in January 2016 she was able to enjoy the summer and a holiday in Devon. She then started a trial with the Pazfos study in September at Mount Vernon. We were pinning our hopes on this. Sadly the trial was too late and Rosemarie was admitted into hospital in October. With some sort of blockage and a perforated bowel there was nothing they could do and we lost her on the 15th, two years after diagnosis and aged only 66. The nurses were wonderful and I can’t fault the care she received.
Throughout she remained strong and brave, a real fighter. She was always positive despite regular dashed hopes and bad news. I miss her so much but am pleased that I took early retirement in 2015 to care for her. We were able to go on holidays when she was well enough and she was able to see her new Grandson in May.
Christmas has been hard without her and I miss her every day.
Sorry to post this at the start of a new year but I wanted to wish everyone well for the year ahead. Once again thank you for the support you give to everyone. You are all truly amazing and I wish you all the best of luck in the future, and I pray that one day there will be a cure for this disease.
Thank you and best wishes to you all in 2017.