Jan 29, 2012 - 8:04 pm
This is my first actual post, even though I log on here often. I am familiar with many of your stories. Here's mine in a nutshell:
I was diagnosed with lllC after a hysterectomy and debulking surgery on Feb. 1, 2011.
Everyone congratulated me and said things like, "Wow, I bet you're glad that's over!" Yeah. The problem is, it's not over. It's never over. And then I wondered why I wasn't happier. Why am I not spending every moment of the day rejoicing in my good fortune, and getting on with my former life? I was still bald, still tired all the time, etc. I was put on Zoloft, which has really helped with the constant crying, and gradually my state of mind improved over the next few months.
Last week my routine CA-125 check showed a rise from 14 to 85. Yikes! Time to unload on the nice people of this board!
I have a PET/CT scheduled for Fri., Feb. 3. Until then, I would really appreciate any moral support, words of wisdom, common experiences, jokes - anything! I'll keep you posted.