I have not posted here before but read other posts regularly and find it inspiring how we all fight this disease. I can hardly believe that 10 years has passed since I was diagnosed with stage 4 oc and given a very poor prognosis which sounded like a death sentence. After chemo, hysterectomy and more chemo I was lucky enough to be in remission for 4 years and during that time resolved to live life to the full and enjoy every moment. I relapsed in 2007, just before my daughter's wedding, with a liver tumour, had the surgery after the wedding and had another year in remission. Since then rising CA125 and CT scans showed enlarged lymph nodes but as I was feeling well my oncologist wanted to hold off on the chemo and just keep an eye on things with regular checks. Finally I had chemo again last year - started with CA125 over 7000 and down to 16 after 6 monthly cycles of carboplatin. CA125 started to rise again almost immediately but again I'm feeling well so no treatment as yet. In the last 10 years I have seen all three of my children graduate from University and find jobs, two of them have married wonderful partners and I have a beautiful granddaughter with another grandchild due in August. My husband has been a wonderful support and we together we have enjoyed all these precious moments and many wonderful holidays, including a trip to Australia and New Zealand. I keep very active, climbing mountains, going to dance classes and playing golf. 8 years ago I started to jog and ran a 10K race to raise funds for a cancer support centre I used regularly. This Sunday I am very excited to be running the London Marathon and raising funds for Ovacome.I worked full time until a year ago but am now enjoying retirement. I am so thankful for the last 10 years - one thing oc does is teach you to enjoy the moment. So, on my 10 year anniversary I will raise a glass to all you ladies out there and pray that we can all enjoy many more years.