Solent Lady

Ovarian Cancer Raising Awareness

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

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  • Ovarian Cancer - Why Didn't the Penny Drop?

    Despite ovarian cancer being the No.1 killer of the female cancers I knew absolutely nothing about the symptoms. I had never even heard of ovarian cancer. OVARIAN CANCER SYMPTOMS : The symptoms range from bloated stomach, feeling full, frequent need to urinate and leakage, runs or constipation, pain in back, stomach or leg. (I had what I...
  • 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...
  • Roll on the holidays

    I should be feeling on top of the world with holidays coming up but I am not. The chemo brain shows no sign of disappearing - I am feeling constantly fuzzy and is made worse when I try to do anything. I am going in circles my brain doesn't want to think straight. Cooking is a nightmare and takes so long. I forget about pans put on and light ovens...
  • 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...