Colleen shares how she reacted when diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
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Empowher How did you react when diagnosed with ovarian cancer? Colleen shares her health story I was shocked and when I went in to the hospital my friend called and you know I think we were both kind a going down the same line of probably that having some small bowel problems or those kinds of things and it never— this diagnosis has never occurred to me, as a matter of fact, I am RN and it never even occurred to me. And I really didn’t know that much about ovarian cancer so that probably one of the reasons that I maybe frustrated with my self but you know we would specialized that much and so I don’t need to— I’m going off in all kinds of tandems but I actually almost felt bereaved that they found what was wrong with me. I knew something was wrong and to think that someone was trying to tell me I had diverticulitis. It did not make any sense or to say you know it’s just menopause types of symptoms that you’re having. I knew that was not the problem. I knew that there was something else going on so I kind a felt overwhelmed obviously but I had same— I felt relieved. 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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