Newly diagnosed with stage 2 cancer
Hi lovely ladies, I've been recently diagnosed with 2b high grade serous ovarian cancer. The only symptom I had was severe abdominal bloating. The first time I experienced the bloating I went to a GP (not my regular GP because it was a public holiday and my regular GP was on holiday). The GP felt my stomach and told me it's just gas and it'll go away on its own. And after about 3 days it did go away.
But then I had the same pain 4 or 5 times after that. During this time I kept thinking it was something I'd eaten. Then my sister was getting married and I got busy. The last time it happened it was in the middle of the night and freaked out because this time I couldn't blame food allergies. I went to my regular GP who felt my stomach, sent me for urgent CT scan, blood test and ultrasound. Turns out I have a 12 cm complex cyst. I had surgery on 30 August 2018 to remove it. It's going to be 3 weeks on Thursday, 20 September 2018. I'm going to have my first chemo session on 21 September 2018. I'm a bit scared and I'm wondering how bad it'll be.
I'm 35 years old, no kids or partner. My mum and sister are my rock. I'd never had an operation in my life, and boom! The first operation I have is this one. Really sucks. But my doctors say they are looking to cure me. I'd be grateful to hear other people's experience with chemo. I'll be given 6 rounds of chemo, each session will be 3 weeks apart. The drugs I'll be given are called Paclitaxel and Carboplatin.