Morning ladies... Gill back on the blog after a stint in hospital ( again) back from South African safari on the Friday, abdominal cramps started on the Sunday! Phew I could have been in the middle of nowhere, but SO glad I took the risk (4000) pictures of safari animals very close even around the jeep ( lions) . Had an pre planned CT scan on the Tuesday following Alvastin.... Was vomiting by this time and knew I was starting to get bowel obstruction. Had one 5 months ago and this was due to ovarian tumours heavily invading the outside of the bowel. My oncologist said the MRI scan showed this and on outside of my liver! Here we go again I thought....... We resolved it with steroids and chemo last time.... Them my oncologist took me off chemo after 4 rounds saying I was platinum resistant as ca markers had stayed at 265.. They had gone up to 900 with the obstruction.
I was feeling good and it was she who told me to go and have a holiday whilst I was well!
So back to the new obstruction, the CT scan said my small bowel was obstructing, but there were NO tumours!!! How fab is that... It made the obstruction feel ok and manageable , it was due to adhesions from the surgery ( pelvic clearance) ... Can' t tell you how elated I felt... I will discuss this with the oncologist, as the chemo probably had been effective, just doesn't show on the blood. I am taking the ibrufen regime, and reiki mushrooms... Something is working xxx thank you angels/ god or whoever..... There is a big but though....... When being discharged the surgeon gave me my report and my ca125 is up at 1500!!!!
So my question to the forum is ... Has this happened to anyone else? How can the markers be sky high but the CT scan so good????
I am still nursing my tummy, it is very irritable. The surgeon said if I get cramps (which are like labour pains) I should go straight onto clear fluids to rest the bowels and aid it to get untangled. Adhesions are tissue strands like clinging spider webs which come with surgery and infections like endometriosis ( had that too!).... So today dear friends I am back on water ( did enjoy the pizza hut experience last night! Paying the price)...........