MOAS – It’s not a race

MOAS – It’s not a race

Iain Member of our support group I just have to say, getting home from hospital after surgery is not a competition. If you manage to get there quickly, well done you! However, everyone is different, MOAS (mother of all surgeries)* is a very invasive procedure and...
Jill’s Book Review

Jill’s Book Review

I have had ME/chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia for about 12-13 years. I was diagnosed with low-grade PMP (pseudomyxoma peritonei) in February 2016 which I had probably for 10 years. I had my cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC in May 2016 and was in the North Hampshire...
This Illness Sucks but I’m Embracing the Moment

This Illness Sucks but I’m Embracing the Moment

Just over 18 months ago, I had a full hysterectomy because they thought I had ovarian cancer…. almost 10 months ago I had MOAS* and in October I had my ileostomy reversed….. today I ran for the third week – 1.9 miles  My first scan is in March and I...
Findacure Rare Disease Showcase, Cambridge

Findacure Rare Disease Showcase, Cambridge

The charity Findacure recently organised a Rare Disease Showcase in Cambridge, and I attended as a representative of Pseudomyxoma Survivor.  My only slight problem was that my badge simply said ‘Pseudomyxoma Survivor‘ so I had to keep explaining that I...
Feeling proud

Feeling proud

My 10-year-old son has recently been to pioneer week where he goes to his new secondary school for a week to experience life there. He was asked to write about someone who inspires them. He just told me that he wrote about me and how well I dealt with my operation and...

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