Hi @Caitsmom. Welcome to OVdialogue! Great that you found the site and that you are eager to learn from other women. Are there particular topics or subjects that are of interest to you? I suspect that you have things to share with others too as you were diagnosed at a young age following a hysterectomy at 33. Many younger women struggle with their inability to have children. How have you dealt with that or is that difficult to talk about? Based on your username perhaps you have a child? I can connect you with other young women if you like or you can see some of that discussion by reading through the previous stories in this particular discussion. Hi @Marilyn, yes I am a mom ???? I married when I was 19 so I was fortunate enough to have had a child while I was still young and long before my diagnosis.
Hi all. Yay finally on, am busy in treatment for first recurrence. Diagnosed fall 2014 / winter 2015. Stage 3 c high grade serous. So happy we have this site now and looking forward to meeting others through this.
Hi! Marie-PIer from Montréal,
30 years old. I was diagnosed in April 2017 with stage 1A, found during my 4th
laparoscopy to remove a 12 cm cyst that was around my right ovary. Let's just
say that the pathology results were absolutely not what my doctor and I were
expecting that day! Since my hysterectomy in May 2017, they haven't found
anything else and I didn't have to do any chemotherapy. Physically I'm doing a
lot better, but sometimes emotionally it's a little harder... I'm
hoping to learn more about the disease since everything went so fast between
learning that I had the decease and removing it and meet other women
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We have a guide called By Your Side for women recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Did you receive a copy at your treatment centre? If not, I would be happy to send you one. You can private message me through OVdialogue, send me an email at [email protected] or order it online at http://ovariancanada.org/living-with-ovarian-cancer/support-resources.
Thanks for supporting the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope! The fact that you have walked in 5 of them is awesome. You might want to check out the discussion on the Walk of Hope and post a picture. There are a few others who have also done 5 walks!
My name is Cathy I live in Montreal, I just turned 57 years old. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer October 11, 2016. I had surgery November 2, 2016, the pathology report was in on December 2, 2016. my cancer was stage 3C very aggressive, at this point I was told I should have 6 cycles of chemo, carboplatin and taxol. I was very concerned about the side effects. I knew I needed to go with the chemo, therefore I took it on as a challenge, I was determined that I could and would beat this cancer for myself, my husband and my 3 daughters. Today as I sit here writing this, my last chemo was April 13, my side effects are mostly gone, my hair is growing back slowly. I look back at this as a challenge that was sent my way and I was able to win. Now I am glad to be part of this group and learn about other women and their challenges.
I'm Maureen, 61 years old.I was diagnosed with Stage 1c clear cell ovarian cancer Sept 2015. Had total hysterectomy on Sept 17 and had to have another surgery 2 weeks later on Oct 01 as I had a blockage due to scar tissue. I had 3 rounds of carboplatin and taxol (9 treatments), followed by 25 radiation treatments. Side effects were minimal. Was off work for seven months. Have been doing my follow ups every 3 months for the 1st year and now every 4 months. I am doing great. Lots of love and support from family, friends and colleagues. We can beat this!!????❤️
Hi! Marie-PIer from Montréal, 30 years old. I was diagnosed in April 2017 with stage 1A, found during my 4th laparoscopy to remove a 12 cm cyst that was around my right ovary. Let's just say that the pathology results were absolutely not what my doctor and I were expecting that day! Since my hysterectomy in May 2017, they haven't found anything else and I didn't have to do any chemotherapy. Physically I'm doing a lot better, but sometimes emotionally it's a little harder... I'm hoping to learn more about the disease since everything went so fast between learning that I had the decease and removing it and meet other women
I am so grateful that there is finally a Canadian chat site for all of us.
@KGrover, I think my first overwhelming concern was for my child. But kids are way more resilient than most adults. We were honest with him about what was going on, and prepared him for each of the different procedures I underwent. He was free to ask any questions. We kept his routine as stable as possible, and recruited family, friends and neighbours to help when I was away for treatments. I also reassured him I was not going to die from this. I also practiced telling him in front of the mirror so that I could tell him calmly and projected confidence in the treatments and procedures that I needed to do to get healthy. We kept him in the loop for everything and didn't worry him needlessly over things until they were going to happen.
So far I am liking this forum. Good info. :O)