It's appropriate that today is the day I can finally put pen to paper -- er, fingers to keyboard -- to share the news. My CA-125 continues to decline. We officially have the downward trend that my oncologist was waiting for. Unbeknownst to me, during the labwork before my 2nd round of chemo, he had … Continue reading Thankful
My recent blood work has shown a decline in my CA-125 test (nearly 50% down from the previous test). This means the treatment I'm on is working and I don't need to add anything else at this time. We'll test again in a month and go from there. *small optimistic happy dance* *but still not … Continue reading News: The Doxil is Working
New week, new lessons learned. The 2nd week of this experiment has gone far better than Week 1. Probably because I don't have to withdraw from sugar again. And probably because it's not as new and scary as it was the first week. In any case, keeping it simple has paid off in dividends and … Continue reading Keto Life: Week Two
1. Health Status Report I had a breast MRI last week. Kaiser farms this work out to a 3rd party since they don't have the right set up (which is to lay face down with my boobs in separate holes, hanging). I forgot how LOUD NOISES MRI machines are, but it was painless and quick, … Continue reading Things & Stuff: July Edition
It's been nearly 30 days since my last post. I'm constantly amazed at how time seems to pass in the blink of an eye. There's much to report, so let's get this party started, shall we? Most importantly, we met with my oncologist today and are now officially in "wait & see," or as I'm … Continue reading 30 Days & What Have We Learned?
I have 3 days of antibiotics left no more antibiotics left and there's really no good word to describe how amazing it will be to NOT have an IV in my arm (I'm on #5) any longer. Oh, bathtub, I'm coming for you. And pool. And jacuzzi. And basically any body of water where I … Continue reading Home Sweet Home
Hi everyone! Sorry if you've been waiting with bated breath for my CT results. I spoke with my doc on Friday and things are moving in the right direction. When asked "How are we feeling about everything?", Dr. T replied, "Good!" So we'll take that.
I figured putting that in the post title would get you the info just a bit quicker. By sheer luck I found out today that the biopsy came back clear and benign! I had an appt with my rheumatologist and as he was reviewing my chart he noticed I had the biopsy, I mentioned I … Continue reading Benign!
The title says it all. I thought I wouldn't "officially" be in remission until I passed the magical 5-year mark, but apparently that's not the case. And I am totally okay with that. My doctor visit today confirmed No Evidence of Disease (yay pelvic exam and a finger up my bum) and told me I'm … Continue reading I AM IN REMISSION
Last week, I was SUPPOSED to be have a follow-up with Dr. Tierney, but I went to the wrong Kaiser location. Oops. My CA-125 results weren't ready yet, so we've rescheduled for next week. But! She sent my latest results (2 days ago, must check my inbox more often) and they were great! I don't … Continue reading Update!