I have been reading the blogs on this site for a few weeks now and they have helped me cope with the possiblity that I might have ovarian cancer. I started experiencing symptoms just after Christmas when my stomach began to bloat and didnt go down again, otherwise I felt fine. My Gp referred me to the surgical team at my local hospital who very quickly ordered a CT scan. I have now been told that I have a tumour arising from my left ovary that is 32cms by 23cms in size (the surgeon seemed really impressed by its size!) and might have ovarian cancer. I will have surgery within the next 2 weeks to remove the tumour and whatever else they need to take out. I am coping ok with this and have great support from my family and friends :). However over the last few days I have been in some pain, its a strange type of pain that feels like muscle cramp across my whole abdomen. I get massive spasms (like Braxton Hicks) when i am lying or sitting down and they take my breath away! Does anyone know what this might be and how I can ease them as I am finding it hard to sleep/rest. Hopefully this tumour is benign, fingers crossed!
Its great to be able to read about Ladies who have fought and survived this horrible disease and the different experiences of treatment that I might need in the future. You are all an inspiration