Morning lovely ladies
I am currently on 3rd line (2012/2015) chemo weekly paclitaxel. I had 2 lots of carboplatin before so never lost my hair and this time they told me I would so I decided to use the cold cap. I have had 9 sessions, 9 to go and haven't lost a strand as yet (touching wood as we speak). Also no side effects, I've even been a rebel and have coloured my hair as if it starts to look grey and not it's normal self then it's not worth it to me. I also wash and dry it pretty normally. I attach a pic of my friend and myself out for dinner last week - I'm the one in the patterned top, we had a lovely Thai meal 😊
Had my halfway scan results on Wednesday. Things are moving in the right direction my consultant told me. I had a blood test after 6 sessions and my ca125 was down from over 100 to 62 but haven't had my halfway blood test yet. He said it's a slow burner as I have low grade serous. The only question mark on my scan was when I initially had my scan at Christmas he said there was a small pocket of fluid by my liver which should go with chemo. He told me on Wednesday that this is now a bigger pocket of fluid but neither the radiologist nor him could see any cancer in it. He said if it's not causing me any discomfort to leave it alone and see what it's like at the end of treatment unless it gives me any problems in the meantime and he'll get it drained.
Although the news was mainly good I'm really worried about this fluid thing and potentially what it could mean?!! He said "read my lips, forget about it" but it's easier said than done. Anyone had anything similar?
I hope you're all looking forward to a nice bank holiday/easter weekend.
Jo xx 😃