Having marched in to the consulting room to suggest I should delay the start of my chemo for 3 weeks so I can have a holiday, I was hit by the news that the scan shows disease progression, some ascites and a lung nodule that wasn’t there before. The registrar also explained that a blockage can be caused by a clot growing or bursting inside a tumour - mine being adnexal and pretty much joined to my sigmoid colon - not just by disease progression increasing the size of the tumour. I chucked loads of questions about delaying chemo then went for a walk with the bloke to talk it over and, as I’ve had worsening unexplained abdominal pain have decided to start Carbo/caelyx next week.
Not really what I wanted, but I’m content with my decision. I’ll still go on holiday but may have to douse my family in hand sanitiser and wear a protective forensic suit to ward off infection! I’m going to order a cool gel mat (from Pets at Home!) to keep me cool after caelyx. It may work!
Stay well all and thanks again for your part in my decision making.
Love to you all xx