I am posting the link below, as I cannot copy it to my blog directly.
I am really fortunate in that my gyn oncologist has always placed my quality of life as her number one priority when it comes to my care. I currently have a counselor and my support network is open and listens to my needs. Cancer is complex, ovarian cancer is no exception. Adding cancer to your already complex life and to the lives of those around you brings about all kinds of opportunities for generosity, but also can bring about sadness and isolation.
If you have ovarian cancer and feel that you need more emotional support, you are not alone.
This article outlines areas of need and validates that supportive environments play a critical role in our quality of life. Not everyone gets the support they need, but personally I think it's not always because of lack of potential. Giving help and receiving help are sensitive issues in general. Caregivers and loved ones may not really know how to help and understanding cancer fatigue, for example, is almost impossible unless you know it yourself.
It is somewhat of a relief that this area of need is being studied as it relates to ovarian cancer. I hope to see more research and help in this area for all who are effected by ovarian cancer.
Peace and blessings to you!