Stories from real and brave kiwi women.
Triona, aged 64, diagnosed aged 62.
February 5, 2018
My diagnosis came as a complete surprise. Until a few weeks before, I
was symptomless. I thought I was constipated and a bit bloated. It
turned out I had a massive ascites, (fluid sac), in my abdomen. Within
weeks, I looked nine months pregnant and could barely move.
Susan, diagnosed 2016.
February 9, 2018
Hi my name is Susan and my journey started in April 2016. Pneumonia and a hospital stay. They drained liquid off the left lung, it was tested and had small cell cancer cells in it. May 10th I was called into hospital and told it was hormonal cancer cells,
March 1, 2018
I’m a feisty, independent, single mum and at 41 I found myself with an out of the blue stage 3C
Ovarian Cancer diagnosis and a terrible prognosis. How was this even possible? I looked after myself. I dated. I went to Zumba class, kayaked, and hiked. My children were my everything and the thought of not being around to see them grow up, even having to switch focus,
from them to my health, was unbearable.