So, I have been wanting to post about my recovery after first line treatment for high grade serous Ovarian Cancer, but I thought I would wait for my sixth month check up.
They only run a CA-125 blood test and talk to us, and only require a CT scan if your CA-125 climbs.
I have been feeling better and better every day. My Chemo side effects have all but faded away and having been tested and found to be positive for BRCA 1, I was feeling like statistics were on my side.
Yes, I am prone to reproductive and breast cancer, but my body responds well to treatment- and there is a lower recurrence rate.
I decided to be healthy for a year and then opt for a double mastectomy to cut my risk of breast cancer.
And, I feel so damn healthy, I dressed up and walked into the doctor’s office feeling elegant with my new curly blonde hair and felt as if I radiated good health.
To my dismay, my CA-125, which is a good marker for me, had climbed from 11 to 69.
Now I am worried. I don’t go back for 6 weeks, and will have a CT scan somewhere in there and another blood test before my appointment, but I am disappointed and surprised and hate to have to wait and see.
Sadly, I feel too healthy to think it might be raised because of some other kind of internal infection .
So here I am. Having to wait and worry about any niggling tickle in my belly.