Kelsey Naylor

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I’m taking part in the Walk in Her Name Step Challenge in aid of Ovarian Cancer Action.

Every year, 295,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer globally. Approximately half of these women will not survive beyond five years. I’m taking 295,000 steps in May to raise funds for life-saving research that will help these women, and the next generation, survive.

Please help me take 295,000 steps, raise £295 and move research forward. #stepforeverywoman

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Monday 4th May
Ever since I had my little boy I  had stomach pains and bloating. If he jumped on my stomach I was in severe pain. The pain become more and more persistent so I was back and forth at the doctors. I was told many different things and to not worry as I’m only 24 and healthy. After a few scans and blood tests I was told I had ovarian cysts on each ovary and I required surgery to remove them. 

I got the surgery date and was looking forward to getting back to normal! 
I woke up from surgery and after a few hours the doctor came to tell me how it went. I was told I lost 1 and a half ovary. They found a tumour and it looked suspicious. 
I waited 3 weeks locked in the house recovering and isolating away due to Covid19 waiting to see what the results would be. Probably the longest 3 weeks of my life.

I was told I had a Stage 1 ovarian cancer. The operation removed the cancerous cells, nothing had spread or imbedded. Out of all possible outcomes this was the best one out of all of them. I had a scan a few weeks after the surgery and everything looked normal! 
Moving forward I have regular 6 month check ups to make sure nothing progresses! 

A lot of people will say your so lucky to have caught it early. Definitely lucky but a lot of it has to do with me being persistent and pushing to get answers. I try not to dwell on the what ifs, but it is scary to think if I didn’t push it and believed doctors advise where I could be today. I knew something wasn’t right and thankful I challenged every diagnosis. The one time being stubborn and persistent paid off 😅

If you have persistent symptoms it really is important to question it. Just because it’s not common in your twenties doesn’t mean it can’t happen! 

Know the symptoms, know your body!! 🧍🏼‍♀️

In light of all this I’ve decided to join in with Walk in her name step challenge. 

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