Colleen recalls her reaction to hearing she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
I was shocked. And when I went into the hospital, my friend called, you know, I think we were both kind of going on the same line, and maybe I am having some small bowel problems or those kinds of things and it never, this diagnosis never occurred to me.
As a matter of fact, I'm an RN, and it never even occurred to me, and I really didn’t know that much about ovarian cancer, so that’s probably one of the reasons that I may be frustrated with myself that, but you know we specialize that much and so I don’t mean to, I am going off on all kinds of tangents, but I actually almost felt relieved that they found what was wrong with me. I knew something was wrong, and to think it, someone was trying to tell me I had diverticulitis did not make any sense, or just say, you know, "It’s just menopause types of symptoms that you’re having." I knew that that wasn’t the problem. I knew that there was something else going on.
So I kind of felt overwhelmed obviously, but at the same time I felt relieved, like okay, let’s get on it. What do I have to do? What do I have to go through? Tell me what the next step is.
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