Tuesday was full of information, as I’d hoped. The CT scan showed that all of my tumors are
Dennis and I asked Doc G to read and reread the report to make sure there was no mistake. And there wasn’t. The months of Avastin and Cytoxin have worked.
There is the caveat, as Doc G reminded us, that the belly holds yards and yards of twisty-turny intestines that could be harboring something we can’t see, which could explain my strangely, slowly, creeping up CA-125, but from what they can see, all is clear.
Today I’m having a procedure to flush out the intestine that is partially blocked. Hopefully that will ease the pain that’s been searing in my side for weeks.
We’re taking a break from my Avastin in order to consider a laparoscopic procedure to try to snip the band of scar tissue that is strangling my poor intestine to the width of a dainty pinky finger.
So, yeah. That was a lot of info. To recap: 1. Clear scan 2. CA -125 up a few points (maybe from the inflammation in my belly?) 3. Belly flushed today to rid me of painful clog 4. Temporarily stopping Avastin to consider procedure to go in and snip the scar tissue that’s causing painful clog.
Phew, feels good to make a list, doesn’t it?
For those who are wondering, yes, in the time that stretches between items 3 and 4, I will be living on protein shakes and mashed sweet potatoes.
It’s ok, refer to item 1 on the list if any of this seems hard.
That’s what I’ll be doing for the near future.
Love and hugs,