I am fairly new to this site and I have been reading lots of your questions and comments and have begun to feel less isolated and more part of a community. I sometimes feel sad or anxious when I read things here but often feel inspired and encouraged by your mutual support and courage.
I was diagnosed with stage ovarian cancer in July 2004 and had a hysterectomy and chemo and 16 months remission. Since then I have had another 2 rounds of chemo and a short time of radiotherapy. I am in the middle of my 4th round of chemo now.
I have been lucky as it has been fairly slow growing and I have been very well between treatment.
This time has been worse as there is more disease mainly in my abdomen on my omentum and after each chemo session I've ended up in hospital (the Christie as i live in Stockport) with a temperature. I was meant to have my 4th sesion last friday but my white cells are too low and I've got 2 weeks off. I was disappointed as I just want it over but I'm trying to enjoy the time now as I'm feeling well.
I have been much more anxious this time and can't sleep without pills now although I plan to ease off after chemo..
Between treatment I've used lots of complementary and alternative ways of staying healthy and combatting cancer - mainly with diet ( even did Gerson for 6 months), acupuncture, mistletoe injections, lots of vitamins, herbs, exercise, yoga, tai chi, etc.
I have produced a website with lots of info cancerselfcare.com
So I hope I can contribute and be part of this group.
love and hope