...so my wife is home from hospital today after a successful ileostomy reversal As far as we know, there is no sign of any remaining disease and she is now completely back to normal
To put this in context, she was diagnosed just over a year ago with significant ascites due to Grade 3 Stage IIIc/IV (pleural effusions untested, so no confirmation of Stage IV) ovarian caancer. The initial debulking removed all the usual organs plus "kilograms" of tumour and still left tumour wrapped around the bowel and spleen. A chance meeting my wife had with the oncologist in the hospital car park a few months ago got the admission that her case was considered completely "hopeless" at the first multi-disciplinary meeting!!
So... this horrible disease *can* sometimes be knocked right back. We'e not assumng we'll never see it again, but we're planning a life together with this very much a background thought. I put this wonderful turn-around down to my wife's faith, the excellent surgery and drug regime she received at the local centre of excellence and a daily dose of curcumin!
I don't plan to visit the ovacome website again in the near future, but I'd like to thank most of those people who've commented on my posts for their positive and supportive replies... and to wish those whose profound blog posts I have read all the best for the future.