Thursday, 4 March 2010

Ovacome leaflets


Today i received my pack from Ovacome which consisted of posters, leaflets, brochures & some credit card sized cards explaining the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer.

I promptly went along to my doctors surgery and explained a little about the B.E.A.T campaign and also that i’d learnt yesterday at the Target Ovarian Cancer workshop  from some of the ladies, that they’d been mis diagnosed with IBS. The nurse then informed me that she always keeps upto date with her smears so knows she’s fine! So i then informed her that smears do not detect Ovarian Cancer…   and she’s a professional?

after leaving some of my goodies with her i nipped into the bank next door. After doing my business i asked if i could maybe leave some of the cards for the staff and was informed “No sorry, we’re not interested and arn’t allowed anything like that”.

I smiled sweetly and went into my local pharmacy who gladly  took some cards and a poster too..

Jobs a good un but i couldn’t believe how thick some people are


  1. haha - good work babe! Maybe the bank staff are lucky, and are 'not allowed' to get ovarine cancer either!?

    Shocking about the nurse, but not surprised. One down, one million to go! ;o)

  2. HI Tracey:
    Your outreach is so important. It just shows that the 'professionals' don't know as much as they shoud, so what hope for the rest of us? keep up the good work.

  3. How are people meant to find out about these things if we can't access information? Good for you.

  4. Thank you so much for the work you are doing to outreach! Crazy that the nurse said such a thing. I am an ovarian cancer survivor, and was lucky to be working for ChiliTechnology during my treatment so had access to a ChiliPad. Anyone out there who is on Chemotherapy and having trouble with heat or chills - I highly recommend it. It's a simple mattress pad that cools the bed (or heats it). It has a big temperature range and you can set different temperatures for each side of the bed. It was definitely a lifesaver for me, hope this helps someone!