Hi-de-hi all you lovely ladies.
Well, I would have been a rich woman if I had put a large bet on my cancer being on the march again. Had my PET scan and CA125 test on Monday and looked online later to see that the CA had risen quite a bit. Saw the oncologist today for the PET results and he was sad to say that the tumours have grown - BUT, still nothing in liver, lungs, kidneys etc. Only 4 months since chemo finished (carbo/avastin weekly) and been on avastin since, every 3 weeks. The avastin hasn't done a flipping thing, probably since day one, except cost the french health service a whole heap of money. So, starting with the chemo again tomorrow. Carbo and Caelyx this time once a month. No taxol etc for me as it almost killed me last year and now my neuropathy has virtually all disappeared I'm not keen to be paralysed again in a hurry. Fingers crossed my hair stays as about 1% can lose it. It's only just started to grow - with a curl or two as well, which I'm really happy about.
Hubby and I did all our crying on Monday after the CA result and then got totally rat-arsed. It did us good as we could put everything into perspective and I was very calm today with the oncologist. I just knew it was growing as I've two new lymph nodes up, one by my breast and one in my groin but oncie said that the one in my groin isn't a cancer. Something else entirely going on down there probably. We are allowed to have other things wrong with us after all.
He was quite optimistic that he will get me stable again and I believe him. I guess because I feel so well that I'm coping with it but with our trip back to UK looming next week I just hope I don't get many bad side effects from the Caelyx. I was fine on the carbo. Shame about the avastin but for some it doesn't work. I'm just a bit unlucky.
So that's my news. Sorry it cannot be anything cheerful but then that's life innit? Big love to you all - as always.
Oh, almost forgot. We did get some good news today. Hubby had his 3 monthly cancer check this morning and is all clear. He is three years down the line from skin cancer so at least one of us is ok to do the housework.......