Mar 30, 2012 - 3:12 am
I had my surgery on March 19th and returned home this Wednesday after 10 days in hospital. The gynae/onc who did the surgery was extremely pleased with what he found, or didn't find! He said the chemo I have been on (4 rounds of carboplatin and paxitaxol - 2 rounds still to go) had left no visible signs of live cancer!! He removed my omentum and my two wizzened up ovaries which remained from a long ago hysterectomy. Neither of these had any visible cancer but pathology showed miniscule tumours.
The pain relief I opted for was an epidural which remained in place for 3 days and I have to say was amazingly successful!. After that was removed I had a couple of days of discomfort and nausea until I got the right regime of pain killing drugs for me. Unfortunately I then got an infection in the wound which kept me in hospital for a little longer than expected.
However it is wonderful to be home with my dear husband, and daughter nearby, and sleeping in my own bed. The surgery was done in a hospital 100kms away rather than our rather small local hospital.
Just before the surgery I had a further CA125 and that had come down to 16 so within the normal range!!!
I see my Oncologist next week and we will then schedule my next chemotherapy.
I have a great determination that I will beat this and see my grandchildren born and grow up!!!!