Like so many of us my news today was not brilliant. My ca 125 was raised from 380 to just over 1000. I was expecting it as over this last 5 years I have come to understand my body.
I had 5th line chemo last october ... weekly taxol which brought my chemo down from 4000 to 380.
The oncologist was very pleased with my general health and well being. All blood results A1 except that 125.
The plan now is for ct scan just to confirm then see onc may 30th and commence carboplatrin and Gemcitabine. The oncologist feels I did well on carbolplatin with a 12 month remission so wants to use it again.
She is such a gentle but upfront person who makes you feel more positive. Always she reassures me that there are still things that she will try on me if planned chemos go awry. She ws senior reg at the Marsden prior to her appt here so I feel she was at the cutting edge. She said she will always refer patients to the Marsden too if necessary and will confer with her Prof up there for advice.For the first time in 5 years I really trust and like my oncoloigist which is part of the battle. I feel she is there for me and will do her best.
No internal exam ( didn't suggest it just incase!)I expect the ct scan is enough. She did feel my abdo but said all felt fine
My cancer is widespread in peritoneum, liver, spleen and a node on one lung Suzieque. It has become a seasoned traveller. Needs it's passport withdrawn methinks!
I have been very low this week because I knew things were going on. But now I know where I am at and what is to be done I feel positive and bright again
So ladies don't let the B....r get you down I'm still here fighting and coming up to my 5th anniversary.
Thankyou all for your ongoing support.