daveena

hiya i need help my mum was diagnosed with oc last year they told her it was aggresive and rare but after 2 rounds of chemo told her it wasnt the case as she would prob have been ill by now. now after her 3rd round of chemo she is suffering from terrible wind and sickness and in genaral feels shit! she has convinced herself that this is the end! she wont speak to anybody about it as she as blocked it out and relies on me and my sister to find things out. if anybody could give me some advice on this i would be very gratefull thankyou

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  • Hi Daveena, There is so much to say but just two things that I will say at this point. The first is that most people feel pretty rough by chemo number 3 so please let your Mum know that that is quite normal. the other thing that Iwanted to say is that your Mum and you and your sister should not give up hope.If you read the other stories on this site you will see that there are many many ladies living for many many years following a diagnosis of Ovarian cancer. Wishing you, your Mum and your family all the very best, now and for the future.

  • thankyou so much this does help and i will pass this on to my mum all the best to you adele xx

  • Hi!

    I hope you can get the support you need to support your Mum. If you have any questions on the treatment that are not answered on here or for general info on chemo and side effects, try the Ovacome website for info sheets or the the Macmillan site is tremendously helpful in supporting the families of those who are going through cancer diagnoses. Try their website, as you can chat with people who will support you and maybe get reassurance there as well as on here. By the way I was diagnosed nearly ten years ago, so there are a lot of us who are still well and living lives after our diagnoses.

    Love, Wendy xx

  • thanks wendy i will defo try the website you have recomended, my head is all over the place at the minute just feel so alone as its really hard to discuss with people who are not in the same situation, feels like a nightmare that im gonna wake up from and its not even me whos got it even though im worried i might selfish i know just finding it all hard to deal with xx

  • You need friends at a time like this! You are definitely NOT selfish! Get on here and let of steam, ask, shout, question and rage as much as you like. It's full of friends who understand what you are going through. Your Mum has a wonderful advantage .... such a caring daughter!

    Love, Wendy xx

  • Hi there I am one of the support line nurses at Ovacome and am so sorry to hear about all that has been going on with your mum. If you would like to talk things through further do please feel free to give us a ring on 08453710554 Mon- Fri 10-5

    Best Wishes

    Ruth Payne

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