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

ReTraining My Feelings

I had the privilege of meeting with some young men who are working on a social media awareness campaign to help women with ovarian cancer.  As a survivor, I was asked to join many of the other women in our group to talk with them about our experiences and needs. A unique aspect of ovarian … Continue reading ReTraining My Feelings

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