Wife diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian, and they found C in her neck, which makes it stage 4, chemo soon to begin, 6 treatments 21 days apart. I know patients experience side effects differently. I am her primary caregiver. I hope I have the strength to help her through this. We are in Oklahoma, USA.
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I am a newbie, first time posting. It took my slow brain and my slow computer a long time to get to this point. I do not know where to begin describing this horror, but, maybe someone can help me, and maybe I can help someone else. Right now I feel fear, anger, worry. We have good health care facilities (OU Medical Oklahoma city). But, we are told this is a high grade, aggressive type cancer. My wife Mary is still recovering from a complete hysterectomy. and trying to manage pain. She was suffering from a back and neck injury before this diagnosis, and her quality of life was not that great even then. Now it is even worse. I have a job, but her family is in Missouri, so I am her primary caregiver, and I cannot work full time anymore. I have never gone through anything like this with a loved one. And I love her more than anything else in my life. I am afraid I am going to lose her. It is hard to see her suffer. I know I must be strong for her, but that is not so easy.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.