Well there was a time early on when I wondered if I’d make it this far. I was diagnosed 3a in 2017 aged 47. It was in one ovary and lymph nodes. Had the full debulking op and chemo. I’ve had great treatment down here in Kent and have nothing but praise for my Onc Dr W who has put up with my endless questions and what can I say about Miss K my surgeon? She’s a star - efficient, approachable and her skills with my surgery have meant I’m here now. Thank goodness for our amazing NHS!
I’m now at that weird point where I’ve this week been officially discharged from the oncology service. Kind of elated but I’m scared a bit out there in the world ‘on my own’. Miss K has agreed to an annual CA125 test and call if needed which is so reassuring! They are good at emphasising the ‘call if you’re worried about something’
As I’m BRCA1 the issue of elective double mastectomy has again been raised. Time to find out more details but looks like it may be the most sensible option for me if I dare to think long term!
Just thought I’d share to show there are still some of us out there quietly going day to day.
Stay strong ladies. Look after your diet and mental positivity. I truly believe both help.
Love to all 🤗