Hi. My name is Rachel and I was diagnosed in 2014 when I was 45. After two surgeries I have the all clear.
Sometimes I forget that cancer was a part of my life (if I don't look at the scars and try not to think about the now four monthly follow up visits). I hit the two year mark a couple of months ago with no dramas so now the focus is on moving forward with my life.
My life has changed big time. I decided to use the opportunity cancer gave me to make some choices about where and how I wanted to live. I gave up a stressful job, and my husband and I moved from Queensland to Tasmania just under a year ago.
I held my first Afternoon Teal last year and this year I went along to an Afternoon Teal at Brown Sugar in Devonport and from there I was asked to do a talk with a group in Ulverstone. I am happy to do anything to increase awareness of Ovarian Cancer. The more of us who can be diagnosed early the better.