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Friday, January 11, 2013

A Little News

Talked to my nurse today and Dr. W wants me to come in so he can discuss my scan. This is a little bit of new territory for us because he's never discussed before - just put me on a new treatment plan. The nurse said there was a note on the scan saying that there were no new masses and my original nodules remained unchanged, but my CA125 was 19.4 this month so that means an increase 2 months in a row.

If I had to guess, I would say that Dr. W is going to tell us that he's got nothing left in his chemo arsenal to try since I've now had a total of 6 different chemo drugs and they have had no effect. I suppose I should feel lucky/grateful for a slow-growing cancer. I would rather feel grateful for no cancer, but that is clearly not going to be my story.

Unfortunately, because of the office/hospital switch, his earliest "discussion" appointment isn't until January 22. The nurse is going to try to fit me in so I don't have to wait for 2 weeks, which I appreciate. Another 2 weeks of waiting does not sound appealing. At all.


19 comments:

Unknown said...

Melissa, I am praying for you & your sweet family! Praying for peace & comfort. Praying that they can get you in sooner.
~Deb Kennedy (digideb)

one of nettie's girls said...

Continuing to pray for peace and patience for you. Try not to second guess or assume what the news will be...so easy for me to say, huh? I hope you find a measure of comfort in knowing that SO many people, some like me who have never met you, care and are praying.

Lizzy Reiber said...

Praying so hard Melissa!!

Randi Oh said...

Praying praying praying!!!!!!!! I want to say so much like your nodules are unchanged, there are more treatments etc.... Just feel the love and prayer of all of us. I'm praying so hard!

Krista said...

sending you thoughts of peace and comfort as you wait to talk to your doctor. xo

Vicky said...

Ohhh, ugh, no- the waiting part does not sound pleasant at all. Prayers for wisdom on the part of your Dr. and prayers for hope that there are still treatment options- just none known to you right now. And prayers that they work you in far, far sooner than the 22nd! Thinking of you as we both sit and wait to know...

Elizabeth Frick said...

Sending love and thoughts your way, Melissa!

Bretta said...

Hugs to you, friend! Sorry you have to wait...that's one of the hardest things with doctor schedules!. Praying for you....

bodegalee said...

Melissa, cant tell you how often I think of you and your family. I've never been in your shoes, but that wait would be sooo hard. Praying it can be moved up. Again, have never been in your shoes, so purely from a clinical perspective in terms of what I see in my work... while the current chemo regimen may not be making the blasted tumors run away, it's at least keeping things at bay. Just attempting to share some positive. Pls know how loved you are, and how many people all over this country (and perhaps even world :)) are in your corner, praying for you and lifting you up! ((HUGS))... Leigh, mom to Alex, Ellie and Andrew

Brigid DeLeo said...

Praying for you and your family.

VinGirl said...

Sending you goodness, Melissa. If that is what he says, there will surely be a new plan, and hope for a different way to move forward from here. You are in my thoughts every day.

Karen said...

Is there any chance he wants to discuss clinical trails or something less conventional than what you've tried so far? I will pray, pray, pray that you stay as peaceful as possible as you wait, and that they can figure out a way for you to talk sooner. It seems CRAZY to make you wait two weeks. Thinking of you and praying for you every single day!!

Amy said...

Praising the Lord for no new growth and continuing to pray for complete healing. I know this was not the news you were hoping for but I'm praying for special wisdom for Dr. W in what the next step should be.

Jolie said...

Praying fervently, Melissa!!!!!

KrisJ said...

I cant imagine having no answers and waiting for that long to speak with the Dr. I hope they can get you in earlier. Praying for you to have comfort and SLEEP!
Thoughts and prayers friend!

Rebecca said...

May you feel comfort and peace as God wraps His loving arms around you. Praying daily...

theredpumpkin said...

Well, I was definitely one of those stalkers on here and on facebook! I am praying too. Praying for peace and for them to call you in ASAP.

Lauren said...

Big fat gigantic prayers! And boo hiss to waiting! xoox

Christine said...

Oh Melissa!!! I've been so caught up in our {insignificant, in light of this news} illnesses that I missed this. Words cannot even express my sadness and worry for you. Praying and sending lots of positive thoughts your way!