Worldwide Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day

After my diagnosis in July of 2013 I made a decision:  I would go through chemo, learn nothing, invest nothing, and never look back.  Cancer would be a blip on my radar, not a life changer.  Turned out my son was not going to let me get away with that.  Having faced the possibility of … Continue reading Worldwide Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day

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Reluctant Advocate

I've been thinking about how I got involved in ovarian cancer advocacy, and I thought what better place to tell my story.  Humiliating as it is! When I finally settled in to the fact that I had advanced stage cancer, requiring major surgery then 6 rounds of brutal chemo, I made a decision:  I was … Continue reading Reluctant Advocate

Breaking Up With My Oncologist

I've decided to ditch my oncologist (gyn/oc = gynecological oncologist). The protocol for high grade serous epithelial stage 3B  ovarian cancer is 5 years of follow-ups.  During those 5 year Dr's are supposed to see you every 3 months, draw a CA125 every 3 months and, if there is a rise in the CA 125 … Continue reading Breaking Up With My Oncologist

Ovarian Cancer

https://www.statnews.com/2016/04/01/ovarian-cancer-failure/   Getting a cancer diagnosis is like being hit by a  Mac truck.  I got mine while walking my dog, at 4:30 on a lovely July afternoon.  At that time I was worried about my 11 year old's baseball game, and my older sons education, when suddenly, BOOM. I had been having stomach pain … Continue reading Ovarian Cancer