Well, I met with my beautiful Oncologist and my CNS this Thursday to go over my last scan and discuss my future treatment.
It was not all the bells and whistles, which I had hoped for. They had not run a CA-125, which is a good marker for me, and was 16 at last month’s test. So I missed not knowing this.
But the scan showed that the last peritoneum nodule had shrunk to a teensy 7mm, but it was still there!
I had expected it to be gone!
My Onc was dismissive though, saying this could just be some very crippled cancer cells, and not to worry, and happy to send me off to next week’s Niraparib appointment.
I received a print out of the scan. It was extremely thorough, and the specialist had gone back to compare this one with the two previous scans, from October and January.
Here’s where it got depressing. He noticed another nodule near my belly button, that was not picked up in the last scan, but he picked it up when he looked for it. It had grown just a tiny bit from 9 mm to 10mm.
It was not visible in the first scan, so it is new. In his conclusion to the report, He recommended further investigation, but my Onc made no mention of it.
I am now extremely nervous and will talk to my CNS on Wednesday, when she is back in the office and will request a CA-125 test.
I am happy to think that the Niraparib will rid me of this latest intruder, but the fact that the intruder arrived after I started Carbo/Caelyx makes me want to cry.
I was feeling terrific. I do feel terrific and have been walking further and further each day, planning once again to expand my business, but now the future seems less assured.
Thankfully, I am usually optimistic and I know I will get in a better frame of mind soon. Just disappointed now.
Hope you all are well and enjoying Passover and Easter celebrations with family.
I will let you know about my further adventures with Niraparib.