Nov 13, 2013 - 3:37 pm
Sorry for my absence. I have had another stint in hospital (11 days) with infection problems. 3 my Onc thinks! My Picc line (which was removed and another put in on the other arm), shingles and a chest infection! Consequently he threw all sorts at it and finally we pulled through. This was a tough one and even though I have now been out of hospital for 10 days I am still totally lacking my usual oomph! My wonderful hubby and daughter herre for me and my niece (a nurse) came over from new Zealand to help me too which was wonderful. She flies home today. We had a lot of fun together - laughter being one great medicine I believe!
I did have a piece of very exciting news while in hospital. A CA125 tet showed a DROP of 96 points from 650 to 556! Seemed incredible whil my body was going through all that! I was back on the Etopotide last week but have dropped the Avastin - just too expensive at $3,600 a dose until it is approved on our free medical (PBS) list for Ovarian Cancer. I had 6 rounds and can always do a few more down the line if it is felt it would be worthwhile.
I have managed a couple of short walks this week, my lungs are much improved and feeling a little better each day. My darling grandson turns one this Saturday and what a joy he is!
Carole -sorry to hear you are having some upward creeping in your numbers. Yes I can imagine you will be pleased to meet with and discuss it with your Onc. Let's hope you can turn it around asap!
Love and healing to all, Julie xx