I am 42. I was diagnosed with cancer after I went to the emergency room because I looked like I was having twins....not pregnant...but turned out to be over 3 liters of ascities. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Sometimes I can't even believe those words come out of my mouth and it still feels numb.
That was April 2. I have had three rounds of chemo. My hysterectomy will be on July 2nd. I don't recognize myself in the mirror without hair and it makes me so sad. I am positive but having a 9 year old with high functioning autism, taking a leave from my job, dealing with all my emotions has been so much.
I will have 3 more rounds of chemo post surgery. Hope that I can gain some insight and knowledge from others who have been there too. Thank you for listening to my story.