Jul 24, 2008
My cancer journey began in 03 when I was backwards and forwards to the hospital with symptoms such as heavy bleeding stomach cramps (all the usual ) etc . Scans showed that I had enlarged ovaries , complex cysts and fibroids. At each meeting and after each subsequent scan I was told there is a chance that this could be ovarian cancer , why are you just leaving it then I asked ? . Well at each meeting I was seen by a different gynaecologist one saying they don,t think it is cancer and another saying it could be, but forth coming surgery was not on their agenda for me . As time passed I was suffering crippling pain and felt very vulnerable . By November 04 I could no longer do my night work and took sick leave and they told me that I would need surgery within the next 2 weeks as the complex cysts had grown very large and could rupture ,my fibroids had grown my Ca125 had risen and my womb lining was 3cm thick!! I had my pre surgery tests in preperation for the so called emergency surgery and it never happened !! A lot more went on inbetween but I eventually had surgery in april 05 , 5 months after they told me they were having me in for surgery. I was advised to sue them , I have just won on the grounds of delayed surgery !!