Hi I'm Vanessa aged 46. I started with a very bloated stomach 3 weeks ago with indigestion, pains in stomach and feeling very full so eating is little and often. At first I thought it was just constipation but after 2 weeks i decided to give my dr a ring as all the symptoms pointed to OC. I couldn't get an appointment til mid May but luckily the receptionist got my dr to ring me and we had a discussion on the phone. Thankfully she took me seriously and I had a blood test done on Thursday, should get results tomorrow. I'm so scared, it's the not knowing which is the worst. The last couple of mornings I've woken up feeling very sick (drinking peppermint tea as I type!) and feeling so fatigued. I just can tell my body is feeling unwell as usually I'm fit and healthy. If it OC then I will deal with it and try and be positive. My mum died of BC at the age of 57. She was 42 when she was first diagnosed. The most upsetting thing for me is knowing my two girls ages 14 and 11 will have to go through this like i did with my mum and I feel so guilty already and this is without a firm diagnosis! My husband and dear dad are being so supportive (they are the only ones that know). Thanl younif you've read this far, just putting my thoughts in writing has been helpful. Would be good to hear from anyone going through the same thing right now.