Mar 01, 2007 - 6:47 pm
Well, I had my 8-hour doctor appointment yesterday. My CA125 went from 12 to 13 again - I suppose not a big jump, but would have preffered stable or down somewhat. He didn't detect anything on examination and, as I said before, nothing on the CT. He did say we could do a PET scan, but quite honestly it wouldn't show anything if the levels are under 20 or 25. He says to wait it out and watch the blood levels and keep an eye on my pain for changes. It didn't feel very good to hear him say that he had nothing conclusive to tell me - could be the start of something or maybe not. But, at least it was nothing significant to get all hyped up about (I suppose).
Anyway, I had the usual pelvic and rectal exam and also had a pap smear. I must admit he really examined me thoroughly, so as not to miss anything. But the pap smear hurt this time and with all the poking around he did I had really bad cramps and pain all night long. Anyone else experience this? I hope it was normal, or at least to be expected considering the thorough exam.
Well, as always, I will wait till my next test, and the next, and the next. Just wanted to let all you wonderful laides know what the outcome was. I would love to e-mail some of you personally, but time is tight right now. Preparing for my daughter's wedding for April 27! I'm so happy for her, and glad that I have this to look forward to and to keep me occupied.
Love, hugs and prayers to all.