Well i arrived at the hospital to see Dr Bashir but saw a lady doctor in his team called Dr Musunuru. Straight away she asked how i’d been and i mentioned the weird pain i had which lasted about 10 days that felt like period pains.
She examined me thoroughly and was quite happy that all seemed ok.I got a bit of a shock though when she told me my CA125 was 14 as 6 months ago it was only 8. She said the numbers can fluctuate which i know but even so i’m a bit scared. Also instead of seeing me in 6 months time she’s brought it forward to 4 months time.
Dr Musunuru said she’s brought it forward so they can monitor me properly.
I spoke to Jean one of the clinical nurse specialists too and she said if i get worried just to call her. I never called her when i had cancer the last time but i might be different if its come back again.
Jean was quite pleased too that i raised awareness of Ovarian cancer last month and has took copies of the articles i had in the 2 newspapers. She’s going to get them laminated and put up in both Castle Hill Hospital and The Hull Royal Infirmary too.
After the shock of my rising CA125, Dave took me out for a late lunch and we spoke about if my cancer is on its way back. He put my mind at ease a little by saying that if the Oncologist was worried she’d have had me back sooner than in 4 months time. I also said to him that at least i know what to expect regarding chemo and he’s seen me bald too so hopefully he won’t run away! When i asked if he’d look after me if it has returned ( as the last one just punched me and played mind games with me) he laughed and said “ it ain’t coming back man, and cause i will, we met when we were both bald so i know what you look like”
So at least if it does return i have support. Its going to be a long 4 months though, but i’m going to once again be positive and put on the “i’m brave” face, and carry on as usual.