“Imet Helen 25 years ago, just after university. We’re coming up to 24 years of marriage, so things moved pretty quickly between us back then. I knew early on she was the one. Helen is such a high-achieving woman, so to watch her struck down in her early 40s, in those productive years when you want to get on with your career, was so unfair. Helen was the last person I thought would get ill.
With each reccurrence of the cancer, there’s the frustration, the anger, the depression, then you have to pick yourself up and get on with it. I think, if that’s what it takes to get her back on track, that’s what we do. But it’s so hard to watch her go through chemo. To see a loved one suffer is terrible.
We’ve come to realise that chemo is more a control than a cure, that’s why we went with the trial earlier this year. We’re open to all options, and hopeful that around the corner there’s a new medication that could be the answer.
We were both pretty ignorant about ovarian