Hello fellow warriors
I'm new to this site. I was diagnosed end of October with OC stage 3c and have had 3 rounds of Carbo/taxol. My Ca125 dropped from 886 to 41 after 2 chemos (don't know what it is currently following the 3rd one). At diagnosis like all of us my hubby and I went through hell psychologically and took ages to pick ourselves up and get into battle mode. When I saw my surgeon last Thursday he said my scan showed great response and surgery was now the next step. He confirmed that looking at scan it would seem to be a straightforward debulking (hate that word) 😜However despite all this positive response he told me that he still needed to be blunt with my husband and I and said it will definitely return and then went on for ages about statistics and went so far into the future that it burst our bubble. I feel quite cross that he did this when I am facing surgery that I am dreading. As an experienced nurse I understand that this is a difficult condition and didn't need him to do this. I also know that there are countless inspiring stories and I've nursed many such cases. Nevertheless he wouldn't have it.
Surgeons are often all about statistics, my Oncologist always seems more upbeat as does my CNS. It's just messed with my head at a time when I'm so stressed about the impending surgery.
Sorry to moan on my first message on here, you all sound a lovely supportive bunch
Hugs, Marian xxx