This is my first post on here.. I used to visit Ovacome all the time when I was first diagnosed by I guess I just got on with my life.
This is my potted history... through a routine smear test in 2007 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Borderline and Stage 1 'proper' ovarian cancer. I had a full hysterectomy followed by 6 sessions of Carboplatin.. I had 3 monthly checks for a year and am now on 6 monthly checks... depending whether you start counting from diagnosis or end of treatment, I am either 4 or 3 years survivor. I have read man of the posts on here and can associate with so many of your questions..
I guess why I am here is that I have been having cramps, not paid but like nerves in my stomach... a general uneasiness.. I (sorry) have wind and my stomach is growling between meals. I had my last check in February with my oncologist but it is a physical exam rather than a blood test. In the time since I finished treatment I have had a scan and various blood tests which have been fine.
I am scared truthfully.. I know that I have got this far and that this is not necessarily my cancer returning but I have felt so alone.. Finding this site today seems like heaven on earth as I can speak to like minded people going through the same thing as me.
I think I am going to ask the hospital to bring forward my appointment.. my oncologist is very good like that...
Has anyone had the disease return? What symptoms did you have?
If anyone is in my area please feel free to contact me.. would love to meet up and share stories.