Oct 13, 2012 - 9:20 am
Is there a point when an Ovarian Cancer patient can say they are in the clear? You hear all the time "I made it to my 5 years". Is there a time frame for Ovarian Cancer? Does everyone get it back after they are in remission? What exactly is remission mean? Do you still have cancer when you are in remission? I am looking for some kind of hope here. When do you stop crying all the time after your inital diagnosis? After surgery the oncologist said looks like we got it all. What the heck does that mean? Then if the doc got it all why do I have to have Chemo and why is the doc telling me he can get me into remission?
I went out of the house for the first time since my hysterectomy (had it 10 days ago) with friends for a bite to eat. I thought it would feel good to get out and think about something else, but it make me feel different from everyone else. I felt jealous that everyone at the table had their health, Is this normal to feel this way? When I was in the hospital bed the woman next to me got news that her basketball size tumor was benign. I was mad...why her and not me? I felt terrible about feeling this way but could not help it.
When do you stop crying all the time? When do I feel this "empowerment?"
I hope I did not scare anyone away with these thoughts, but someone on the board said you could be open and not be judged.