Ovarian Cancer Bites

Wife, mom, grandmother, motorcyclist, and blogger.

Hey there friends! Hope all is well with you and yours. My world has been turned upside down in the last couple of weeks. About two weeks ago my sister was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had surgery a few days later. I’m about four hundred miles away from her and unable to get down there. She’s home recovering.

Let me tell you a little bit about my older sister. We’re sixteen months apart and grew up doing everything together. She is the bold outspoken one. She is smart and giving. She’s married with four adult children and grandmother to eight. She was the one that was there to step-up and help our mom after dad died suddenly. Then a couple years later when mom’s health deteriorated she was there caring and making decisions on her behalf. I love her a lot.

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Ladies, please take your health seriously. The signs and symptoms for ovarian cancer are vague at best and many times thought to be something else. Check out Mayo Clinic’s health information for symptoms and more. My sister doesn’t have health insurance so ignored many of the symptoms until her daughters strongly suggested she see her doctor. It was diagnosed rather quickly. Not sure what the future holds for her. We are praying for the best long-term outcome.

I also found out my cousin’s daughter is just completing chemo for ovarian cancer. Needless to say I went to the doctor to talk all this through. I ended up having the recommended screening, an ultrasound. The test showed no ovarian/uterine cancer. Gals, when was your last check-up? Please, please dn’t wait or put it off–get in there!! And don’t ignore symptoms … please!

Ovarian cancer bites.

UPDATE: My sister passed away September 2016.

Helmet or Heels Ovarian Cancer Bites

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19 Responses

  1. Excellent post, Pamela! All us brave biker gals should be able to face into our fears and take care of ourselves 🙂 Thank you for the great reminder!

  2. Sorry to hear this. My partner lost her battle with cancer on 25th January 2013. Very painfull for her it was. Sad loss of someone so young. Speedy rexovery to you sister we hope,

  3. Glad to hear you got an all clear. We are praying that your sister receives all clear on any future tests. Have a high school friend that just had a tumor removed from her lung. Tough stuff that rocks you to the core. Hang in there. Our God is bigger.


  4. Yikes. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery. Hopefully the surgery got everything and she doesn’t have to have chemo or anything. A lot of good info out there about a vegan diet helping recovery after a cancer diagnosis.

    Big virtual hugs coming your way.

  5. So glad you are clear and saying prayers that your sis will get cured. About 5 yrs ago I asked for the PSA 125 at my physical. I had no symptoms but my nurse pract. agreed to ease my mind & the insurance paid for the test. It was ormal. They test men’s PSA to ck for prostate cancer, they should also screen women this way for ovarian since they can’t find it with the annual pap.

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