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Keep up to date with Jo and her experiences after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

2. What’s Wrong and Processing the Diagnosis

Visit our ovarian cancer awareness month page for more information about ovarian cancer in Yorkshire and symptoms to be aware of. Read the previous entry of Jo’s blog at part 1 and the next entry at part 3.   What’s wrong? Surely something as big as the dreaded ‘C-word’ would give some hints that it was lurking, especially as it turns out that it may have been unknowingly part of […]

3. Spreading the News

Visit our ovarian cancer awareness month page for more information about ovarian cancer in Yorkshire and symptoms to be aware of. Read the previous entry of Jo’s blog at part 2 and the next entry at part 4.   Spreading the news Sharing news of my diagnosis was an enormous undertaking, not because I didn’t want to let people know what was going on, I did, but it wasn’t a […]

4. Get it out

Visit our ovarian cancer awareness month page for more information about ovarian cancer in Yorkshire and symptoms to be aware of. Read the previous entry of Jo’s blog at part 3 and the next entry at part 5.   Get it out My immediate reaction on hearing the diagnosis was “so how quickly will it [the cancer] be taken out”. I was taken aback by the response … “it depends, […]

5. Cold Turkey on Google

Visit our ovarian cancer awareness month page for more information about ovarian cancer in Yorkshire and symptoms to be aware of. Read the previous entry of Jo’s blog at part 4 and the next entry at part 6.   Cold turkey on Google Having obtained the diagnosis I found myself craving information about ovarian cancer and treatments, anything that would help me make sense of it and why I had […]

6. A Waiting Game

Visit our ovarian cancer awareness month page for more information about ovarian cancer in Yorkshire and symptoms to be aware of. Read the previous entry of Jo’s blog at part 5 and the next entry at part 7.   A waiting game – counting down to the next appointment Diagnosis initially triggered a whole series of appointments in quick succession and encounters with a host of healthcare professionals. Every appointment […]

7. Handle With Care

Visit our ovarian cancer awareness month page for more information about ovarian cancer in Yorkshire and symptoms to be aware of. Read the previous entry of Jo’s blog at part 6 and the next entry at part 8.   Handle With Care Whilst my surgeon had made it clear the cancer was not curable it was still difficult to hear my oncologist describe the purpose of chemo as being to […]

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