Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Under 6

I went to my oncologist for a checkup today and my tumor marker number (CA125) has dropped from 7 to "under 6". Apparently when it goes below 6, it's no longer a specific number. But it went down, so whatever it is, I'll take it! I'm especially happy because I've been having these bothersome little abdominal pains and a tad bit of nausea here and there. It's really no big deal, except that every time I feel something I get super worried and I was convinced my CA125 was going to be higher this time. I guess I need to work on my positive attitude.

Also, I've been remiss in pointing out that September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, as well as Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. And if I was on top of things I would have posted yesterday that September 22 was Take a Loved One for a Check-up Day...

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