Apr 03, 2014 - 3:42 pm
Remission was sweet, but it seemed SO short. For weeks at the end of last year, every time I worried about my escalating CA 125 number my oncologist said, "But it's still in the normal range!" That was true until December, when it went up to 44; but I was soon advised to take a 90-day "chemo holiday." While I did, I tried not to worry about blood counts but was not surprised at the end of March to see the CA 125 number at 215. So it's back to chemo--Carboplatin only every 3 or 4 weeks, assuming next week's bone scan shows that the abnormalities on my vertebrae are nothing to worry about.
The good thing is I guess I can expect to keep my hair. Anyone else who has been on Carbo only--did you lose your hair? I know obsessing about hair should be the least of my worries, but I can't help myself after being bald most of last year.
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