My Ovacome
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Happy Belated New Year

This is now my fourth year on ovacome and I am sad to read about the passing away of familiar names.

A couple of months ago I moved up to East Lancashire I love it up here the landscape is striking. I have also decided to move my care over here as well and at my last appointment at The Christie I asked them to refer me to a local consultant. I have had a copy of the referral.

Just a bit of a recap I finished second line treatment this time last year but my CA125 has been slowly rising since then but I have been feeling well and doing lots of lovely things. I had a CT scan at the beginning of December which showed some minor changes on the omentum or what remains of it. My latest CA125 is now 1095 and over the Christmas period I have been getting some familiar symptoms but I am reluctant to start treatment because of the impact on my quality of life.

My original tumour was tested for progesterone and estrogen receptors and has a lot so my next treatment option is likely to be letrazole. I have read that exercise can help with some of the side effects so I hope to keep running although now it is more plodding through treatment. I would really like to get my 100 Parkrun t shirt this year I am due to do number 70 this morning.

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I hope you enjoy your new home for many , many years. We had a cottage in the west of Lancashire and spent a lot of time driving round the county and were bowled over by the beautiful landscape. It would certainly seem a beautiful place to run in. Good luck with no.70 and very best wishes for the New Year.


Anne xx


Your new home area sounds lovely :) Best of luck with the new treatment when you decide to start it xx



Thank you both East Lancashire is a tad hillier than West Lancashire. I am living in the Borough of Pendle and not too far from the forest of Bowland.

I did complete number 70 it took me 49 minutes and I was last to finish but mostly because the woman behind me dropped out


Your move sounds great. Which hospital will you go to now? Well done for all those park runs. I am having a rest from running at moment as my hip and knee have been giving me problems but I still hope to do the race for life again this year. Like you my CA 125 had been rising and i'm putting off treatment as long as I can. I've got a scan next week and seeing doctor on 20th. Apart from a rotten cold I've xmas I've been really well. Enjoy your new home. Sorry I won't see you at Christies.

Love Francesca x


I have been referred to Burnley but the oncologist comes from the Rosemere Centre based at the Royal Preston


Hope you get that T-shirt! I used to live in Lancashire over 20 years ago now but I loved it there. I lived nin as little village just outside Lytham St Annes. The people were so friendly it reminded me of home (NI). All the best. Ann xo


Anywhere near Freckleton?


Yes, Warton. Just along the road.


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