I've been on Chemo Holiday since right before Thanksgiving (November 17, 2015). My numbers have fluctuated a bit, but the CEA is climbing. /sigh.
Since I haven't had an MRI since January or so, it was time to schedule another. I'm also having female issues. Since uterine cancer runs in my family (maternal grandmother) and my mom has a history of endometriosis and fibroids and her sister also had to have an ablation, I called up my PCP. Female ultrasound both inside and out; results were "high normal." Let me roll my eyes a minute for the very general, lack of information.
Told my oncologist who has access to all of my records anyway since I go to a medical group for all my doctors. He scheduled both my normal abdominal MRI and a pelvic MRI.
They don't do them on the same day at the same time. >.> So I had to go on back to back weeks. Still no results as of yet (abdomen / liver was done on Wednesday the 27th; pelvic last week Thursday). I'm not going to worry about it. I'm just gonna live.
If it's time to go back on chemo, it's time to go back on chemo and I'll deal with it. In the meantime, I'm gonna live my life and plan shit out to go do. I'm ready for this summer! I have two weekends in May where I'll be going up to the lovely Bristol, ME home of a dear friend. She takes me to antique shops, and the lighthouse up at Pemaquid Point, and it's just relaxing and amazing to breathe in that sweet grass, pine scented air and hunt for goodies at antique stores and handmade goodies!
Then in June, I'll be heading to NYC to visit two dear friends and attend a concert. I'm normally not a concert person: they are too loud and nauseate me, but hello...it's THE CURE. I'm going! Tickets for the show are purchased, I just have to arrange to get to the city. :) Get to chill with my bestie for a weekend and my other dear friend from high school.
Hey cancer...FUCK YOU. I plan on being around for a while and living my life! All I have to do is kick your ass until there's a cure and then they can remove this "incurable but treatable" label and send me on the immunotherapy journey that just eliminates you from my body entirely.