Travelogue + Well, that was unpleasant, or my thoughts on Round 1 of the new regime

First, let's start with some good. Our trip to Europe was AMAZING (as if there was any doubt) and it was the perfect escape from reality for 2 solid weeks of eating, walking, sightseeing, and siesta-ing. Three days in Venice turned out to be just the right amount of time to see everything we wanted … Continue reading Travelogue + Well, that was unpleasant, or my thoughts on Round 1 of the new regime

CT results & upcoming travel

I learned on Tuesday that the CT showed disease activity. The nurse wouldn't (couldn't) tell me more so I had to wait until a Friday afternoon phone call to find out just exactly what was going on. The long and short of it is this: the Doxil isn't working on its own. My CA-125 is … Continue reading CT results & upcoming travel

The Not Knowing

I'm back in the unknown again. My CA-125 is rising and Dr. T ordered a stat CT last week. I don't have results yet. My 5th round of Doxil is on Tuesday. It's not surprising at this point. Remember, chronic illness. And it's not that it gets easier to hear that things aren't working. It's … Continue reading The Not Knowing

News: The Doxil is Working

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

Game on

TL;DR version: I'm starting treatment again. Yippee! (/sarcasm) I had a PET scan in the early part of May. The results showed mild uptake yet again (this is a good thing, no tumor activity) but with more sites of uptake (this is not a good thing, #becausemore). Given this information and my high CA-125 marker … Continue reading Game on

Thoughts & Musings: April Edition

And just like that, the month of April is almost gone. Life continues to move ahead, no matter how much I like it to slow down. Do you ever feel that way? Wishing you could stop the passage of time, even for a small moment? * * * * * Not good news. Not bad … Continue reading Thoughts & Musings: April Edition