Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Violence Girl

Yesterday I got the results of the second HE4 test- 37, a few notches down from the last one.  This is good!  So today I wasn't too nervous waiting on the exam table for the oncologist to arrive with the results of the latest CA125.  This is lucky, because as I waited, I read the passage from Alice Bag's autobiography, "Violence Girl", describing her sister's last weeks filled with unbearable pain before dying of cancer...  It's a great book, if you can't find it at your local bookshop, go buy it here.

Anyways, I did get my CA125 results, and it went up a little AGAIN.  Not thrilled.  It went from 31 to 38.  The doctor still isn't too concerned and we are once again in wait and see mode.  He said that my type of cancer doesn't hang around increasing in small amounts, that by now we would have seen a large spike in the numbers.  I would prefer to have zero indication of anything happening, but fine,  I'll take these creeping numbers and another 3 month reprieve.