Nov 12, 2013 - 11:20 pm
We returned from our wonderful trip to Australia and New Zealand. We saw amazing sights. Such spectacular scenery. We started at northern Austalia and went to the south. Then we went to New Zealand. We started in the south then went to the north. We covered a lot of area in planes, trains, boats and buses. The longest we were in any one place was three nights. We lived out of our suitcases for 25 days.
We have adjusted to the current day and time. New Zealand was 15 hours ahead of the Midwest. We left New Zealand at 10:45 pm on Thursday. We flew 12 hours and arrived in LA at 2:00 pm Thursday. Strange!
The reason I am celebrating is that I went to the doctor today. my last Ca 125 done 8 weeks ago was 721. Today it was 534. I never thought the number would go down without chemo. I do not understand why it dropped, but I am celebrating that it did go down. I know different labs can have different results. The last one was in IL, and this one was in FL. I continue to feel good.
I will have repeat lab in 8 weeks. I will have a scan if I develop symptoms, or if I have a spike in the marker. I have never had any symptoms.
It has been 5 years since I first heard that dreaded "C" word. I hope that my story gives encouragement to others. The CA -125 is just a number. Continue to live each day to the fullest. That is what I plan on doing until mynextlab test. In peace and caring.