Good News

My head is still spinning so you’ll have to forgive me if some of this post doesn’t make sense.

NO EVIDENCE OF METASTATIC DISEASE…mom’s scan looked good. Some inflamed lymph nodes but there weren’t any masses.

So what does this mean.  Her cancer is recurring on a chemical level.  Meaning that she has cancer cells that are growing and producing the CA125 protein but they have not grown large enough to be seen on a CT scan.  That means it’s very early and that we have a better chance at killing these suckers before they grow into masses.

So the plan is she will start a different PARP inhibitor drug to stop the cancer in its tracks.  She will have monthly CA125 blood draws and will have a CT scan in about 3 months unless her CA125 skyrockets while on the drug or she begins experiencing cancer like symptoms.

Thank you all so so much for your love, support & prayers throughout all of this!

It’s Not Working

I’m searching my brain for the words I want to say. And they’re not there. So let’s just start with some numbers and a recap.

Recap & Results |February 16 Mom’s CA125 was up to 62 (we want below 35). Mom then started her PARP inhibitor drug the last week of February. This is the same drug she was on in October and went off of December 4th because of the side effects and the fact that her CA125 was in normal range in December (it was at 31). She had a follow up blood draw April 6th to make sure the PARP inhibitor was working. We got the results of that blood draw this morning and her CA125 is now at 140.

The Plan | So she talked to her scheduling nurse and she talked to the doctor and here is the game plan. CT scan on April 19. Appointment with oncologist April 24th. Double dose of chemo April 25th. Yup we are back to that chemo life.

Thoughts | My head is just kind of spinning and my brain is just trying to process the information.

Thank you to everyone that thinks of us or prays for us or reaches out. Your love and prayers really mean so much to us.