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My name is Christina and shortly after my 36th birthday in '07, I was diagnosed with stage IIIc Ovarian Cancer. Two surgeries, that latter giving me a colostomy and a third which reveresed the colostomy, 6 rounds of chemo later, I am in remission and have been for over a year(knock on wood). That year, though, my son "lost" his mommy. I was too tired to play and when I could, I had to take frequent breaks. He couldn't understand. And now, because of my frequent abscences due to hospitalizations that year, he's always afraid when I go somewhere. At night, when he's in bed, if he wakes and I'm not there, he gets so scared(yes, he sleeps with me). I feel blessed that I'm alive and well but so scared of a recurrence. I am a stay at home mom. My husband works his butt off to provide. He buries himself in works, I guess thats his way of dealing. But because of us not being able to have any more children, our private relatinship is suffering. We always dealt with infertiliy, miscarriages and a stillborn daughter, Abby(in my 23rd week), made the cancer diagnosis a real slap in the face. We were blessed, though, with our son who is now 4. He is my miracle child. Well, thats my story. I hope to gain some friends in this group, though it sucks that we're here because of ANY cancer.