Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Lucky number 7

Great CA125 test results today! I went down 2, from 9 down to 7 !!! The oncologist checked out the CAT scan report to see about the inflammation and it was basically inconclusive. He did a pelvic exam and didn't find anything, but he wants me back in 1 1/2 months instead of 3, so we can keep a close eye on it. I'm all for being thorough! In the meantime, I have another 1 1/2 months of NOT doing chemo, and I'm really happy about it.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Blood draw today

I'm heading over to Stanford to feed the vampires. I'll get the CA125 test results tomorrow.

I did an amazing job of not thinking about this at all last weekend while floating in a nice cold river in Gold Country! Now it's hitting me.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

CAT scan update

I forgot to give the update on the follow-up... The scan didn't show any liver cancer! Just as I suspected, but it was a relief nevertheless. The liver doc did mention he saw some inflammation in my lower abdomen, and recommends bringing it up with the oncologist. I'll be seeing him on May 20th, so I'll ask him to take a look at the scan. We'll also be looking at my CA125 numbers for the first time since chemo ended. I've been having weird twinges and aches in my lower abdomen, so I'm sure hoping that everything is ok!