Since been diagnosed with Ovarian & Cervical Cancer in November 2006, I’ve never actually asked any details on how my CA125 results are doing compared to when I first was diagnosed.
Basically all my chemo friends have there bloods done and get the results when they have their 3 or 4 monthly check up with their Oncologist. I’ve always had my bloods done straight after I’ve seen him so never any wiser!
I have a new Oncologist now, Dr Bashir, as the old one retired.
4 months ago when I saw Dr Bashir he said he’s changing things as I should know my results when I see him. So last Tuesday I went to my doctors and had my CA125 bloods taken and by the time I see Dr Bashir on the 21st of this month I’ll know how I’m doing.
Today I rang Trish, his secretary to see if I can have a copy of my medical notes as I feel I’d like to know what actually went on and what was took away etc. I know I had a full hysterectomy and some other bits but feel I’d like to know more. I was told at the time but to be honest it was all a blur, especially as there were some other things going on in my life at that time too.
Trish has put me in touch with a lady who is going to send out a request form for me to fill in.
Also I asked Trish if she could get all the results of my CA125 ready for me so I can see how the numbers have gone down, I don’t even know what stage cancer I had!
Apparantly all I need to do is ask Dr Bashir when I see him and he’ll print off all my blood results.
Is it weird that I’m quite excited about this?