Feb 22, 2011 - 5:06 pm
Today I had my 3rd Avastin infusion, but don't have the results yet of the CA125 labs I had taken just prior to it. But I did get my labs taken last week just before my 2nd Avastin infusion, and my CA125 is down 200 points after the 1st round of Avastin/Cytoxin. I know that Avastin can cause your CA125 to go up and down pretty wildly, but my chemo oncologist said that he is very encouraged by this early indicator, and if he's happy, then I'M HAPPY! After a series of failed chemo drugs and disease progression to share, I am so happy to have something positive to report! (My CA125 is still a horrifying 1275, but that is 200 less than it was last week!)
I got Avastin 3 weeks in a row because my oncologist wanted me to have a big push at the start of this new chemo regime. Now I will start getting it every other week. I take my Cytoxin as a daily pill, so I dusted off my passport, am packing my Cytoxin, and am leaving on Friday for a short vacation in the Dominican Republic with my oldest son. SUNSHINE, HERE I COME! My chemo-onc okayed "no more than 2" glasses of wine each day on my vacation, so LOOK OUT, WORLD! After being a tee-totaller for so long on constant chemo, I'll bet I'll be incoherent on 2 glasses of wine!
I love how I feel on this Cytoxin/Avastin and I soooo hope it's working! I'm going to enjoy the happy news, no matter how fleeting it may end up being!