Sara Foster

As many of you are aware I was diagnosed out of the blue with stage 3 Ovarian cancer in June 2017.
Until that day, there I was, age 47. Wife, mother of 3, part time dental nurse, busy with life and then it all changed.
My symptoms at this point where minimal, a little more tired, a few weeks of bloating, all things I could explain with something else, but never the big C had paid me a life changing visit.
Symptoms rapidly intensified and I was admitted to hospital twice and had 6/7 litres of fluid drained each time which was very painful.
My surgery was on 31st July 2017 the day I like to say I got my zipper, a 33 staple snake down the middle of my tummy. Out with the bits I no longer needed, and on with the battle.
A little over a month to recover and gain some strength, and then the start of chemo.
My long copper locks couldn’t cope. After a few days of falling out, I took control and off it all came. Scary, sad.....bald.....but I was in control, I made that choice and it felt strangely liberating.
I had my last chemo session January 4th 2018, happy new year to me!
I could never have envisaged how much could happen in one year, how close I’ve come to a very different outcome. I’m grateful, I’m happy, I’m strong and as at today, I’ve beaten ovarian cancer.

So what now? Do I worry? Of course I do, it’s natural. Do I tell my brain to be quiet when it wants to work up my anxiety? Of course I do.
So with my new “hair do” and pushing me out of my comfort zone I am modelling at an Ovacome event in March 2019 to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and to raise funds for Ovacome.

As a smaller charity, every donation really helps Ovacome to continue and expand their services, providing vital support to those affected by this lesser known form of cancer. Any amount that you can offer would be greatly appreciated and would contribute towards their important work.

Please share this page with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere, so that I can reach my target and that together, we can help Ovacome to do more for those affected by this disease. Thank you!

Sara Foster