Hi all you lovely ladies. For those of you who have read my previous posts this is my latest news. I just realised that today Fr 13th is 5 years to the day that I got a call from my GP telling me to get myself to the nearest hospital as my blood test was abnormal. Up to that I didn't know that she suspected something serious was amiss . My swollen tummy was not sudden weight gain but I thought it was. My painful tummy was not the constipation caused by the IBS I was always being told I had.
I had the usual 6 months of carboplatin and taxol and was pronounced disease free at the end of treatment and up to Mar of this year when I was told that a CT scan showed my periaortic lymph nodes were swollen. I decided after much thought and agonising to ask for a review of all my scans in a different hospital. I was worried that having seen mostly from this site that most women were having debulking surgery , that maybe I should have been offered that too. I am so thankful to the person who made this review possible. She did say that for me drastic surgery was unnecessary and that I responded very well to chemo and had got a very long time disease free. She saw no reason why in the future I should not respond in the same way to the same treatment.
I don't need to start treatment immediately as nodes are not greatly swollen so it will be a scan around July and close monitoring a after that. In the meantime I will try to enjoy the summer and the 3 weddings I have been invited to. I also have one in Sep but she wouldn't guarantee a chemo free period then !
Now instead of sitting around feeling sorry for myself I need encouragement to shift the weight that has crept up and up over the past five years. To,add insult to injury this blooming disease caused me to gain weight rather than lose it. My Nutribullet will have to get a lot more use. I feel if I can lose a bit of weight that exercise and walking will be easier .
Thank you all you lovely ladies for your advice and encouragement since I joined this site. Sometimes that was the only thing that kept me going as when I was in trouble and stressed you rallied round. I shall never forget those kindnesses . Take care