Hi, just wanted to introduce myself.
Its 4 in the morning and once again I am wide awake, I only seem to need 6 hours sleep a night at the moment.
I have stage 4b ovarian cancer and it has spread to my stomach and lungs. I had ascites that started off me going to the doctors on several occocasions and eventually doing a sit in at A&E because no one was listening to me.
I have had 3 cycles of chemotherapy and my op and now on my 2nd Cycle of 3. I have weekly treatment as I am taking part in a clinical trial. I have another year of treatment ahead.
I have been advised that it is not curable but can try and keep it at bay for as long a possible. The chemo is working well and my ca125 results have been amazing. I have also just had my brac1 gene results back and I ama carrier of this as well. Which I now uderstand why I've had it so young (46) and if I had a pound for every one who has said that to me.
I am very positive and I'll keep fighting for extra time with my amazing husband and children. They are my rock and keep me strong, to everyone out there no matter what cancer you have or outcome. Life your life to the full today and make the most of what you have. Look forward to chatting with you and helping us all get through this difficult time.