Sep 13, 2013 - 11:01 pm
Hi all I’ve been lurking & joined a few weeks ago - I couldn’t figure out how to post a new topic- a few nights ago I found chat & people there told me how- I want & need to get active & involved on this site.I am 61 with 2 grown daughters- previous hysterectomy due prolapse – doc the left ovaries in due to age: hot flashes etc would certainly have been better than fighting OVC.
Diagnosed this May 2013 advanced OVC took family doc a long time to suspect & finally send me to an awesome take- charge gyn. Within a few days she had my 8 liter Almost 8 qts ascites fluid removed ! and within a few weeks she had me in the cancer center in Calgary was like 4-5 mos preg.I quickly lost 40lbs due to vomiting. I suspected OVC because of a Dr Oz show. Sheshe gave me hope me hope & good attitude. I started out very positive I haven’t had my debulking surgery yet- gyn onc wanted to try chemo to reduce some metasisized cancer I had 3 rounds of carbo& taxal
In August I was reassessed with promising results but not good enough for surgery –finishing 2nd round of 3 next week Oct. 7 new contrast ctOct 17 doc apt re new assessment Hoping I’ll be good enough to get these ugly ovaries out along with the rest of the debulking
I was born in TX consider WY “home” moved to Calgary Alberta in 1968 when my dad was transferred for oil exploration. I absolutely love it here. We are about 50 miles north of the Montana border at the base of the foothills of the rocky mountains.Looking forward to getting to know most of you and getting the encouragement I need to fight this battle
I live with my husband of 37 years on a small farm outside of a small town of 1200 people- we have to drive for most anything but basic groceries. Have no family right here feel isolated. Can’t drive due to severe stroke 11 yrs ago which left me disabled & paralyzed on my left side Only have use of one hand. I’ve been part of an awesome online stroke group that got me through the last 11 yrs – that’s why I’m excited to get active in this group .