Apr 13, 2011 - 5:30 pm
It was fun while it lasted but my chemo 'vacation' is about over. Yesterday's ca125 was 599 up from a pretty little 12 at the beginning of January. Haven't seen PET/CT report (squeaky clean in January)but briefly reviewed on phone w/NP, multiple foci in L subclavicular lymph node, plus some questionable areas in abdomen. I asked to see if they can get me in Friday to see Gyn-Onc or just wait till appt next Tues. Tests were prescheduled, routine quarterly follow-up. Last abnormal PET/CT was Dec '09, all scans in 2010 were clean.
Can't say I am asymptomatic as I woke up Saturday to see a notable swelling at base of neck above collar bone and noted that that side of my face was a bit puffy. Needless to say, i am feeling a bit panicky -- this is too close to my brain for comfort.
I spent most of 2010 in treatment Doxil x2 rnds (didn't do much) and then Gemzar knocked everything back to normal. In January, Dr offered staying on Gemzar as a long term maintenance chemo but I had to opt for a break :( No do-overs now!