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!
I'll start with the important news: yesterday's surgery went perfectly and that damn port is GONE! I felt pretty fantastic yesterday, but today am feeling far more sore. Probably because, in feeling so good, I was like "Look! I can stretch! Look! I can straighten! Watch me as a reach for things above my head!" … Continue reading The end of the chapter
Turns out, being told you no longer have cancer is really similar to being told you don't. Numb with shock, immediately crying upon hanging up the phone, the entirely surreal feeling about the whole thing; these are the constants between diagnosis and being told you're clear. The main difference: the feelings that ultimately emerge. With … Continue reading Cancer Free
Just like any good patient, I thought of half a dozen questions for my doctor AFTER I had exited the building. Shock will do that to you. Emailing Doctor T a follow up to our CT results brought this response: So, it's not a complete "don't worry about it" but it's pretty damn close. Biopsy … Continue reading A bit of good news
Started IP around 6. Will be out of here by 11. In solidarity, some friends are drinking the same amount of liquid that gets put into my abdomen. Beer was initially suggested, but we can't hang like we used to.
First, the CA-125 result wasn't as dramatic as previous results. But I'm still in a downward trend, with an additional point lost. The doc said results would slow. I'm hoping I get into the teens by the end of treatment, but I'll take anything in the normal range. Some photos from the day: