I'm joining this forum to make new online friends who are also suffering from ovarian cancer. I had a shock diagnosis (when is it ever not a shock?!) of stage 4 in March, and am now trying to come to terms with everything - chemo, potential operation - hopefully soon - fear of recurrence etc etc.
I'm a full-time working divorced mother of 3 just about adult daughters. I have a great network of supportive friends but they're not there at 3am in the morning when all the darkest thoughts tend to jump out of the bedcovers.
I'm on weekly chemo - part of the ICON8B trial, which is messing up my veins - and having Carboplatin, Taxol and Bevacizumab (Avastin). Two cycles in, lots more treatment to come.
Coping well so far. Hoping the tumour will be reduced enough by end of June to enable the operation. It was too big and too dispersed when I was first diagnosed.