Oct 12, 2012 - 6:25 pm
Just had my latest CA125 results which are quite pleasing. They have dropped again from 292 - 225. Not alot but it is going in the right direction. I have now had 3 Carboplatin and 3 Cisplatin so I am getting a 4 week chemo break.
My body is exhausted. I wake up most mornings with nausea and if I cough then I retch and heave. Sometimes I am actually sick but because it is in the morning I only bring up yellow bile. I am constantly fatigued and still have the "Cisplatin" ringing in my ears (a common side effect of cisplatin)
I was so pleased to be getting a break as I was getting to the stage where I didn't know if I could take anymore chemo. Before starting this particular regime I had 6 rounds of doxorubicin, so I have had 12 lots of chemo without a break.
This cancer thing is hard, well the chemo is certainly. I was diagnosed almost 3 years ago and feel lucky to still be alive as the mortality rate for PPC is not good. So I will enjoy my chemo break and will brace myself for my numbers going up (as I guess they certainly will) and prepare myself for more chemo when the time comes. I am usually up-beat but the constant chemo is wearing me down.
Thanks for reading my rant, Tina xxxxx