I feel that I must share my irritation with the duty doctor at my gp surgery this week. I was in a lot of pain with severe indigestion, a swollen abdomen and really bad bloating. I was convinced that the cancer had returned. The Gp on duty initially seemed sympathetic and said that it must be hard mentally to cope with a cancer diagnosis . I said especially when you've been told that it will return. She said that it might not happen for 10 years or more. I tried to explain that this was unlikely with stage 3c high grade serous but she didn't seem convinced. She then asked me to get on the couch and surveyed my swollen belly complete with huge hernia. She then told me that my weight wouldn't be helping me and that she was going to do a diabetes test. I am a size 14 but a bit more around the hernia. This really made me feel good as you can imagine.
I went in with a fear of recurrence and now was told I might have diabetes as well. I had blood tests and was phoned by the same gp this morning. No I don't have diabetes thank goodness but my ca125 has gone up
She told me that I'd be best off to look at Google and see all the reasons why this could be the case. I still can't believe it. If my appointment was meant to reassure me then this fell very short of the mark. I think I'll try to see my usual gp next time. Luckily he is very good.
My ca125 was 23 in August then went up to 36 in November . It is now 47
I lnow this isn't a huge number but it does seem to be an upward trend. I have spoken to my gynae cancer nurse who is trying to get me a ct scan as I haven't had one since last January. I really do fear that the cancer is on its way back.