Up coming surgery in Vancouver

im looking for helpful tips and advice on getting through this. I’ll be travelling to Vancouver in two weeks. 


  • Surgeries are hard for sure - emotionally and physically. My advice would be to surround yourself with a positive support system -- and count us as one!! And to listen to your body after. Rest when you need to. Take pain meds when needed and absolutely take bowel meds when needed.

    We are here for you!
  • Hi @DeltaRed.  Welcome to OVdialogue!  As you look around the site, you will find lots of information and support on different topics.  There is a discussion started a while ago about surgery with some good tips there.  Here is the link:

    You might also want to check out this discussion and have a look through the pages of discussions.

    You don't mention if you have received an actual diagnosis ovarian cancer as yet.  We have a guide for women diagnosed with the disease called: By Your Side.  You can order it online at:

    If you want to contact someone directly you can use the @ in front of someone's name or send them a private message. 

    What have the doctors told you about what to expect?  Do you have any specific questions or concerns about the surgery?  
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