Glad to be back home.........again.

Hissy_Fitz
Hissy_Fitz Member Posts: 1,834
Gorgeous NY doc said my CT scan was "perfect."

CA125 is 9.

He thinks I may have another UTI, however, and should have my bladder checked, just to make sure I don't have a prolapse. His thinking, since I have to have hernia surgery, is that I should have both at once, if bladder surgery is called for.

Does this never end?

Carlene

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  • carolenk
    carolenk Member Posts: 907 Member
    Oh yeah, it does end...but
    Oh yeah, it does end...but do you really want THAT?

    Glad to hear your great news!

    Carolen
  • VickiReed
    VickiReed Member Posts: 66
    carolenk said:

    Oh yeah, it does end...but
    Oh yeah, it does end...but do you really want THAT?

    Glad to hear your great news!

    Carolen

    Carolen
    That reminded me, one of my friends said "I bet you can't wait til this is all over".
    Little does she realize what that really means! I can wait.
    Carlene- glad to hear you had a clear scan. That is fabulous news!!
    Vicki
  • JoanC
    JoanC Member Posts: 231
    WooHoo
    9 is a great number....glad you are doing well! Look forward everyday to your post...they are entertaining and informative...bonus/bonus!
  • kayandok
    kayandok Member Posts: 1,202 Member
    Yahooo!
    for the 9 on the CA125!
  • jloe
    jloe Member Posts: 174
    Yippi!!!!!
    Great news. I think we just get to a point where it'a always something. No wonder what can go wrong with how we fight cancer with chemo and surgery. Good to see you and you look great! J :)
  • clamryn
    clamryn Member Posts: 508
    Wonderful news
    That is so awesome.... Wow 9. Make a poster and put it on the wall. Keep it up Carlene.

    As far as the surgeries, it makes me wonder, does it ever stop. But you are a strong lady and I believe in you.

    Linda
  • Cafewoman53
    Cafewoman53 Member Posts: 735 Member
    Yeah !
    Wow what great news, I am so happy for you ! We all knew you were perfect and now you have the scan to prove it !
    Colleen
  • upsofloating
    upsofloating Member Posts: 466 Member
    Great news Carlene!
    With the

    Great news Carlene!

    With the BIG thing under control, you can take care of those pesky 'little' things.

    Enjoy!
    Annie
  • mopar
    mopar Member Posts: 1,972 Member
    YAY, CARLENE!!!
    That's wonderful news! Not about the possible UTI, though, but that PERFECT CT and low CA125 is something to celebrate!

    Hang in there, Carlene. We've got your back!

    (((HUGS)))
    Monika
  • EnglishGal
    EnglishGal Member Posts: 101
    mopar said:

    YAY, CARLENE!!!
    That's wonderful news! Not about the possible UTI, though, but that PERFECT CT and low CA125 is something to celebrate!

    Hang in there, Carlene. We've got your back!

    (((HUGS)))
    Monika

    Great News!
    From the newbie, EnglishGal. Such great news. I always enjoy reading your posts, Carlene!

    Carol Ann
  • MK_4Dani
    MK_4Dani Member Posts: 314
    One WOO HOO and One BOO
    Love the CA125 number buy Boo to the UTI. How did you get the hernia? I had a UTI for no apparent reason....is this a side effect for our initial surgeries? I mean they were in there digging around finding cancer cells....maybe moving the plumbing. Nope it never ends it is either a physical thing or an emotional thing....
    OY and VEY,
    Mary
  • MK_4Dani
    MK_4Dani Member Posts: 314
    One WOO HOO and One BOO
    Love the CA125 number buy Boo to the UTI. How did you get the hernia? I had a UTI for no apparent reason....is this a side effect for our initial surgeries? I mean they were in there digging around finding cancer cells....maybe moving the plumbing. Nope it never ends it is either a physical thing or an emotional thing....
    OY and VEY,
    Mary
  • LaundryQueen
    LaundryQueen Member Posts: 676
    MK_4Dani said:

    One WOO HOO and One BOO
    Love the CA125 number buy Boo to the UTI. How did you get the hernia? I had a UTI for no apparent reason....is this a side effect for our initial surgeries? I mean they were in there digging around finding cancer cells....maybe moving the plumbing. Nope it never ends it is either a physical thing or an emotional thing....
    OY and VEY,
    Mary

    Good for you, Carlene!
    I'm doing the happy dance for you for those exciting results....now you can enjoy the rest of your summer.

    The increased episodes of UTIs are common in menopausal women because the vaginal tissues atrophy from the lack of hormones and no long "protect" the urethra from outside bacteria moving into the bladder. Without using some kind of Premarin vaginal cream, I don't know if the problem can be resolved.

    Taking cranberry supplements might help--they've been shown to prevent bacteria from embedding into the bladder wall.

    (((hugs)))

    LQ
  • Mwee
    Mwee Member Posts: 1,338
    Loving your CT and CA-125s!
    Not as happy about you having to have more surgery, but if you do have a prolapse, taking care of it would probably help those pesky UTIs. I'm so very thrilled with you results... I'm toasting them with my morning coffee... way to go, Supergirl!
    ((((HUGS)))) Maria
  • Hissy_Fitz
    Hissy_Fitz Member Posts: 1,834
    MK_4Dani said:

    One WOO HOO and One BOO
    Love the CA125 number buy Boo to the UTI. How did you get the hernia? I had a UTI for no apparent reason....is this a side effect for our initial surgeries? I mean they were in there digging around finding cancer cells....maybe moving the plumbing. Nope it never ends it is either a physical thing or an emotional thing....
    OY and VEY,
    Mary

    Mary, the hernia was a
    Mary, the hernia was a result of my debulking surgery. My incision did not heal properly (from the inside out), and about 6 inches of it had to be opened back up (in the doctor's office....ouch), then packed twice a day for weeks and weeks.

    Incisional hernias are common after big surgeries.

    Carlene