Feb 23, 2011 - 12:01 am
I had my 3 month follow up appointment today with my surgeon/oncologist and radiation oncologist. The did exam, and blood tests: CBC, Vitamin D test, and CA125. Both docs feel I am doing great.
My last chemo was November 2010. My blood counts have returned to normal, except I am still alittle bit anemic. I requested the Vitamin D test, due to all of the postings here and recent research about Vitamin D and D3 supplements. Normal range is 30-80 and mine was 47 so I was pleased to know that. My CA125 test was 5. I was so happy. It was 300 post surgery in March 2010 and after first chemo dropped to a 20, second chemo down to 8, 3rd chemo down to 7, following radiation it was a 5, and then for chemos 4/5/6 it remained a 5. But then a in December was a 7. I was told it can vary a point or two and was told not to worry, but I was glad to see it return back to a 5 today. YAH!!
I have been reading the Anti Cancer Book-A New Way of Life, and trying to eat healthier, more veggies-brocoli, cauliflower, almond butter, whole wheat bread, oatmeal with blueberries, etc. I am working on exercising etc. I still need to improve on stress reduction which I know is important.
I am back at work now too.
I want to thank everyone on the boards for their support in 2010 and continued support in 2011-I could never have made it this far without all of the encouragement from my friends here on the boards. All of your posts gave me the courage to go thru' my treatments-seeing how many others had done it and gotten thru' it and encouraged me and told me I could do it too. A heartfelt thank you to all!