I have 2 separate stageIV cancers. Primary peritoneal (ovarian) high grade serous, and follicular thyroid cancer. I'm approaching my one year cancerversary, and hope to be able to start Doxil next week. I had an excellent response to frontline neoadjuvant treatment with carboplatin and taxol , an optimal debulking, but have recurred as of my three month check up. I have also had 10 external beam radiation treatments to my pelvic bone and a total thyroidectomy since last April. The thyroid cancer was discovered during the CT scan that diagnosed the ovarian cancer as a lytic lesion in my pelvis. A bone biopsy during my hospitalization for debulking showed no bone, but thyroid tissue.
I have also lived most of my life with Bipolar II depression, fibromyalgia, migraines, and degeneration of spinal discs and stenosis.
I ended up in the hospital again last week because I caught the flu and on top of last year's chemo I was seriously immune deficient. Home after three days. Trying to recover quickly as the cancer hasn't taken a break while I was dealing with other things, and chemo can't start until my blood counts are much better.