A friend of mine who is a long time ovarian survivor, recurred but has been well for many years, posted this on the ACOR Listserve. I must say I agree with her. This is what she wrote:
"I can't help but jump in every time this topic comes around. We have had many women here who have radically changed their diets, convinced it would spare a recurrence. They have or have not, recurred. There are many others that have changed nothing (your truly), they have or have not, recurred. I am right there with Flit. I do not for one second believe ovca is diet-related. The ones who have not recurred probably WOULD NOT have recurred anyway. And viceversa.
I for one will NEVER, EVER give up my Frozen Margaritas and Bloody Mary, or the truckload of Milky Ways and M&Ms I eat weekly, or the glazed donuts and funnel cakes and ballpark hotdogs with a bucket of melted cheese on them. NO WAY. And ovca be damned. I spent too many months on chemo during which I felt so rotten all I did was throw up, and I could not eat anything even though I was hungry, because it tasted horrible. And I promised myself that IF I was ever able to eat again I would NEVER deprive myself of anything I wanted to eat. The all-you-can-eat places in my town have a poster of me by the door that reads "Do not let her in. She will deplete the buffett."