Solent Lady

Ovarian Cancer Raising Awareness

My journey through ovarian cancer - findings, tips and tricks.

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  • Just some thoughts ...........

    Never be afraid to ask if you don't understand If you note some thing you feel wrong in the system - speak up. I found my chemo treatment was never ready on time and the wait was hours. Now in this particular hospital patients rarely wait as the gap between the oncologist writing out the prescription and the pharmacist making up the treatment...
  • Winning through

    The four monthly oncologist's appointment arrived. As usual sat and waited and waited despite my appointment according to the receptionist being the first. Another person went ahead of me - on enquiring I was told three appointments could be given for the same time! What the logic is in this arrangement I cannot imagine - it only leads to a rise...
  • Doing well!

    Following my oncology appointment today I dont have to go back until the beginning of December . Great news. Had a different doctor yet again - funny only ever since the named consultant twice in all the time I have been under her. He kindly explained a few things that I had been concerned about and my CA125 reading is only 10!!! So it looks as though...
  • FURIOUS - ANSWERS ON A POSTCARD!

    The hospital have written to me "there was no large ovarian mass at the time of the first two examinations". I beg to strongly differ! Photo A – Taken January 2009 before my examination in May 2009. Photo B – Taken March 2011 – same trousers.!! I can even put two hands inside them. So if it wasn’t...
  • Boots to do Chemotherapy

    I read with absolute incredibility that Boots are going to do our chemo. No I have not been drinking. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1349687/NHS-reform-Cancer-sufferers-given-chemotherapy-Boots-branches.html Why were we not told about this when Paul Burstow MP visited Macmillan? That would have been an important discussion. Boots...