I just wanted to update you all on what is happening to me.
At the beginning of October I started my third lot of chemo. I am having topetecan this time - once a week for three weeks then one week off. Just before starting I had the flu jab the week before which maybe wasn't the best idea. I also had a new portacath fitted the same week - glutton for punishment or what.
Chemo went well using portacath even if it was still a little sore. Then was terribly Ill with the flu no doubt from the flu jab. Next chemo fine but got a slight infection in my portacath. So now a course of antibiotics to clear that up. Began getting really bad back pain. I am unaccustomed to pain as luckily so far on my cancer journey (other than chemo aches and surgery) I haven't experienced any pain.
I got my results of my ca125 after three treatments and was pleased that it has reduced from 650 to 550 already. I am hoping that it would explain why my back hurts as I have tumors in the lymph nodes down my back and they may be getting smaller.
After a rotten few months I thought I needed cheering up " Jackie style" so I have booked to go to Linton zoo and hand feed a tiger!
I am also waiting for my friend to arrange for me to drive a tractor. Camel riding will have to wait until the new year because of my aches and pains but hopefully that will be possible in the spring. Also looking into driving a tank in the new year and also to go horse riding on the beach - I have ridden horses for years but never galloped along a beach.
Keep well all of you
Hugs Jackie xxxx