Sharon Gould, Scotland

Posted:09/4/12

I shared my story earlier in the year, but a lot has changed since then. I was diagnosed with stage 2C Ovarian cancer in November last year, went through all my chemo and got the all clear in April, I started experiencing pains in my stomach again that resembled period pains but as I had a full hysterectomy that is impossible so I mentioned it to my consultant at my first 3 month check. She decided that a scan should be done just to check everything was ok , I then had to go back for my results. That’s where things take a turn for the worst. I am sorry to say that the cancer IS back, unfortunately they can’t do any more surgery because of where it is, and at the moment they don’t want to do anymore chemo as I feel well at the moment and they don’t want to make me feel ill too early so they are going to wait till I start to feel unwell due to it then blast it with more chemo, unfortunately we are now talking about containing it rather than curing. Please all women out there I can’t stress enough how important it is to know the symptoms of ovarian cancer for it IS a matter of life and death and the earlier you catch it the more chance you have of making a full recovery. It seems I have won the first battle now it’s time for the war …. x