OVdialogue – consider joining our team in the role of Peer Support Volunteer. Over a few hours each week, you would be part of a team that helps connect people, support conversations and are thought leaders for OVdialogue. This is your opportunity to give back to those who have/continue to support you through the tough times, share your unique experiences, and help celebrate successes. For more details of what this entails, please reach out to @Mfallis ([email protected]).
Hi. I'm new to this group, and to Ovarian Cancer
Hi there, My name is Lesley. I am married, and a mom to 4 children.I was diagnosed with Stage 3 high grade serous ovarian cancer on July 12 and it has been a whirlwind ever since. My sister fought the same battle in 2005 and survived, cancer-free for 13 years. She died of unrelated complications recently. I am going through the usual motions. "What could I have done to be diagnosed sooner? Why didn't my doctor catch this sooner? How can I make sure my sister, daughter and nieces don't have to fight this battle in the future?" I work very hard to stay positive and have a really wonderful support group of family and friends, but I think it would be great to speak to other people who are going through this. I have been researching things online and it is really important to stay to reputable websites. As well, I find that I don't research anything in the days following chemo. I am usually more tired, feeling more vulnerable and crappy. I only ask questions and research during the week or so that I am feeling strong and healthier. Any advice is welcome.