Hi all. I haven't posted in a while but always use the site on a regular basis to give me hope and information so thank you ladies.
My biggest fear was whether I would recognise the symptons and know if my cancer was back. Unfortunately this has been proven - the beast is back and although I did spot the signs doesn't really make me feel any better ! I had bloating , abdominal pain and feeling very tired so had a trip to the clinic and my ca125 was raised and although within normal range they organised a scan and confirmed it was back. The things I am thankful for is that I was able to go on an amazing trip to South Africa (recurrence Conf day after I returned) and then I was due to go in the following week for my double mastectomy and that didn't go ahead. I don't think I could have faced chemo whilst recovering from that op. It was tough enough dealing with chemo after my last debulking surgery.
I was given the choice of starting treatment or enjoying rest of the summer with my family and revisit again in Sept. I chose the latter and have another scan and follow up scheduled for Sept. Im getting carbo/taxol chemo and parp inhibitors. I've had a wonderful year off from my last treatment and really made the best of my freedom but the dread of chemo is starting to creep in again. I'm also worried that I have not had that long from my last treatment (1 year) and that recurrences can be shorter every time.
Any positive stories about long breaks after 2nd line recurrences welcome. Also anyone been treated with parp inhibitors ?
Apologies about the long winded post.