what next

a year ago i was fighting breast cancer , now I face ( not yet officially diagnosed ) but doc says its treated as ovarian cancer till they find out other wise with the symptoms Ive got. Cant get an ultrasound till next week ( why do things always go wrong on a friday. Im freaking out , ive really had enough , my biggest worry is my autistic daughter what happens to her if ............. we are in a rental we really cant afford now . we have no family left here , and friends i thought i had i didnt ive never felt so alone . im trying to be strong for daughter but I just cant any more all I can do is cry. Iam angry all the years ive spent caring for and helping others now i need help and Im alone



  • Hi Tisme,

    I understand your frustration, anger and fear firstly fighting breast cancer which I hope has been successful, and now the fear of Ovarian Cancer I don't know if you have had your ultrasound as yet or been referred to a specialist for consultation re the results of the ultrasound. I am glad you have reached out to us as there is a lot of support here to be had. I feel it would be good for you to speak to a member of the support team on 1300 660 334 which is a source of support, onward referral, information and connection. This may give you some comfort from the worry of what will happen to your autistic daughter during any treatment. I am sorry that you feel you have been abandoned by your friends and feel alone it doesn't help with the Covid-19 pandemic where we are all in isolation only makes it worse. We are all feeling a little overwhelmed by it all at the moment. You can also contact the Cancer Council they also have a program called Cancer Connect where you can talk to another person who has experience the same cancer as yourself. They also offer a lot of support as well. Take care of yourself, one saying that has always meant a lot to me is that even is there is a small spark of light at the end of the tunnel there is a way out.


  • Hi Tisme yes contact Cancer Council in your state and talk to there GREAT nursing and counselling staff to give you some clear areas of support. They are easy to talk to and very compassionate. Please take one day at a time to try and help you get through each day .

  • Hi Tisme,

    I have been fighting Ovarian Cancer for 25 years +. Keep your chin up and stay positive (if you can) I can see you are in a panic and you feel out of control. Deep breaths, one day at a time.. This is challenging and it can take over your thoughts. Give the ladies a call at the Ovarian Cancer Austrlia. They are in Melbourne and will be able to offer you some advice and some guidanxae on where you can go for support and help in you area. This site has many councillers and support for you. If you need to scream or cry follow how you feel and allow yourself to just BE. What ever yuu do is ok no judgement. You are brave and strong. You have got this. I play the glad game on the day when I feel as if I'm not able to find anything to be happy about and I'm really down in the dumps. It can be that you have eyes to be able to see, or you can smell the toast. The smile from a stranger. Little things we take for granted and don't normally pay any attention to. Anything that helps put the sunshine and warmth into your heart. Talk to your doctor and ask a lot of questions. I was originally diagonesed with stage 3C and given 2 1/2 years to live no more than 5. That was 25 years ago. Keep up the good fight we are here for you if you need to talk. xx

    Sending lots of hugs and happy thoughts your way

    Michelle xx

  • Hello Tisme,

    My heart goes out to you. In December 2019 I was diagnosed with 3c ovarian cancer. My Doctor actually said that I was incurable and he didn't want to give me any false hope. Six months later and I have a clear PET scan and bloods. I agree with Michelle above. Your feelings are real and you have every right to feel them. When you are able....'Let hope in". You are not alone. Use Ovarian Cancer Australia.

    Lots of hugs and hope your way


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