Hi, my name is Terri. In 2010, I was diagnosed with stage 3b ovarian cancer and stage 1 endometrial cancer. My only symptom was my irregular heavy periods,which I had had for 30 years. I just thought menopause was kicking in.
My surgery told a whole different story. I underwent a 6 hour surgery which included lymph node and omentum removal. My chemo treatments went on for six months, and my last yearly checkup was normal (I thank God daily)!
I’m so grateful for a second chance. I’m writing this, though, mostly because I would never have survived had it not been for my friends and family. They surrounded me like a blanket, and made me a blanket with personalized notes of love and encouragement (still my favorite snuggly thing). I had one friend who came over every day to my house to check on me, to keep me moving, and planning for it to be over. My sisters also made me some trinkets and a logo for supporting the fight against ovarian cancer. I plan on getting it tattooed on me soon!!! At any rate, that’s the short version.
I just want you all to know to hang on, fight like a girl, and win!!
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