Welcome to my blog dedicated to my Journey with Teal....Ovarian Cancer. This blog is where I will make updates to my treatments and tests....hoping to keep blog friends updated and answer any questions from visitors. I did not pick this journey, but am doing the best I know how to walk strong and gracefully, with my Lord's continual strength!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Me and Avastin

I saw my doctor Thursday and again I am considered "stable"....no major changes in tumors...everytime I go in after a CT I pray that I am one of those miracle people when they say...we can't find any tumors!  But, that hasn't happened...YET!
We talked to my doctor about the Avastin and he is keeping me on it and hasn't had any notification that he has to quit...so, he told me to let him worry about it.  I guess that is what I will do!
Been busy the last few days packing away Christmas.  It takes me longer now, but I did it!  House always feels so nice after everything is put away.  We took a car full of "stuff" to Goodwill.....and I have more to go.  I keep telling everyone that stuff is like rabbits...it multiplies in the closets!!
Happy New Year everyone!  Thanks for supporting me with your thoughts and prayers this year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Avastin and ovarian cancer.

I was very disappointed to hear the FDAs finding on the use of Avastin for OC.  I have been on AVASTIN for 4 months and had a 5000 drop in my CA125.  Obviously it is doing somethng?!?!
They say that it shrinks tumors but does not increase time of life.  I don't get that.  The tumors affecting organs is what most OC patients die of.  Stop the tumor growth...it will not affect the organs.
They also say it only added about 14 months of life.  I will take it!

It is going to be interesting tomorrow when I see my oncologist to see if this means I cannot get a drug that is helping me.  Now that would stink!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

I want to

wish all my Journey With Teal friends a very blessed Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!
I will be spending the day with my family and forgetting that C word for a day!

CT and chemo next week....

Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

I haven't Fallen off the Planet!

I just have been like most of you, busy getting ready for Christmas.  This is the first year since my diagnosis 5 years ago that I was able to do all my own decorating and shopping.  It took me a little longer than years past....but I did it!
The Avastin is really giving me the most normal of life I have had....and I am enjoying every moment of it!
Tuesday I will be in the chemo chair again....and then I will be wrapping those gifts.  Looking forward to another Christmas with my family and another year of LIFE!!

Merry Christmas!!