I am 50 years old, was born and raised in Sweden and have lived in Zürich, Switzerland with my husband and our two daughters during the past 6.5 years. I would describe myself as a positive and optimistic person, who has always been good at enjoying my life.
Current statusAt the beginning of November 2018, I had my first scan, after reaching what every cancer patient hopes for, complete remission (meaning scans show that all signs of cancer is gone, and no further treatment is currently needed). My results were very good, with no signs of a cancer relapse. I will be having scans and oncology follow-ups, every third month for the coming years, as ovarian cancer has a relatively high relapse risk.
My cancer history
|Half-way through chemo|
Going through a demanding cancer treatment has been like a roller coaster ride both physically and mentally. Some days have been wonderful and others gloomy. Overall, I feel I have coped relatively well, thanks to my supporting family and friends, my general positive attitude and ability to be here and now.
InspirationWhen looking for inspiration, I found Greig Trout's website. Greig is a two times cancer survivor and he found that having things to look forward to, and proactively working towards them, was imperative to him surviving cancer and the psychological effects that came with it. He created the list: 101 Things To Do When You Survive.
Greig's positive attitude inspired me and I decided to do something similar, hence My Survival List.