Thanks to all of you for your best wishes prior to my hysterectomy/cancer clearing op at the Women's in Liverpool. I am sure that, added to all the other 'good vibrations' sent from family and friends, they enabled me to come through the op with flying colours.........well eventually that is! I have stage 3c peritoneum/ovarian but the surgeon was 'encouraged' and they think 99% of the cancer is out with remainder of chemo sessions starting again in a couple of weeks. I have only the highest praise for the care and attention I received there.
I have sailed through the first three chemo sessions with hardly any side effects. I am having hypnotherapy, reflexology, have cut out dairy and eat really well. I have a seaband for the sickness, along with ginger. I used peppermint tea to help with the wind after op and it worked. I have loads of fruit, veg, nuts and seeds (especially linseeds) and I haven't had any bowel probs either. I am not arrogant enough to ignore the fact that some luck might also be at play here but I do like to think that I am helping myself to become healthy again and I need to feel I have some control.
I was (and remain) mortified by the fact that 5 out of 6 having ovarian on my ward, were annoyed that they hadn't been diagnosed earlier, with reasons ranging from gall stones to IBS (again!). When I am feeling stronger, I will defo be asking some serious questions and demanding answers.
Good luck and good health to you all!