I had the all important blood test on Tuesday to see how much I had recovered from my Chemo induced bone marrow crash, plus a CA-125 test to see if my Chemo had also destroyed my cancer, made up of quickly dividing outlaw cells.
My blood test results were amazing!
My red cells and white cells (Neutrophils) all within normal range, so I am NOT anaemic!
My platelets went back up to their normal abnormally high rate, from 125 last week to 705 this week!
But best of all, my CA-125 went from 893 (very high for me) before I started the new Chemo, to 339 now! That’s a 550 point drop!
This means the treatment is fantastically effective, just as I suspected, when it killed all the quickly dividing cells in my bone marrow.
I got this report early, in time to prepare myself for my telephone appointment with my Oncologist, Rebecca Bowen.
I had been working on all sorts of arguments to convince her to let me resume treatment, but I needn’t have worried.
She was so pleased and amazed at my test results, especially the drop in my CA-125, that she is daring to give me Chemo again. Tomorrow!!!!!
It will only be Carboplatin, but she thinks that’s the one that’s destroying the cancer and giving me that lowered CA-125 count .
This is about where I was when I left the DICE trial.
I feel reprieved. I can’t believe I will be getting Chemo tomorrow!
This time they will give me 7 doses of the Neutrophil boosting shots and I will have a check up on day 8, to make sure I’m stable.
So we shall find out soon enough how well this is going to work.
Hugs to all,