And the Results are In...: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

So, in case you haven't heard the news on another social networking channel, I got the results of my latest CT scan back (finally)...and it's all clear! And so was my inaugural mammogram! (Ladies: If you haven't had one already, it's really no biggie for us average-chested gals. I mean, it's not a great time or anything but I'd describe it as "uncomfortable" versus "painful.") After hearing all of this good news, I felt as though as I could push the "play" button again on my life after having hit the "pause" button two weeks ago when Dr. E ordered the scan.

Despite the good news of the clean scan, Dr. E and I are still a bit baffled (and nervous) about my continually rising CA 125 level. If you'll recall, once you've had ovarian cancer, most doctors want your level below 20. My all-time low was around 8 or 9, I think, and now it's climbed to 14. So, we'll continue to monitor it (and me) closely, which means that if it's higher at my one-year check-up (woohoo!), I'll have to have another CT scan again. And I'll have to hit that "pause" button again.

So, that's it. Life is back in full motion and I'm looking forward to a quick trip to visit my brother and sister-in-law next weekend (leave it to me to pick the first weekend of August to visit people living in Florida!) and a visit to Denver to see my grandparents later in the month, which I will now book the airline ticket for since I know for certain that I won't have just had surgery (again) or be starting another round of chemo. Oh, and I will FINALLY put my tri training and fund raising at the top of my priority list as well!

Until next time, be well.


  1. I posted on FB already, but woohoo! again. : )

    Let me know when you book your Denver tickets as Todd and I are thinking about going to CO in August and maybe we can coordinate. Would be really great to see you.


  2. Jennie, I'm so happy for you. I know how it can be scary when the results come back and they are up. After my last scare when it jumped to 18, as you know I got really nervous but my next result was back down to 7. I'm going a little more often as a result but so far so good. I think of you often kiddo and am thrilled that things are going so well for you. Keep in touch and I hope to see you sometime when you come to Richmond. Bye for now! Karen G