Last week marked the third anniversary since my mom was diagnosed with Stage IV Ovarian Cancer. What better way to celebrate than to have COMPLETELY CLEAN CT SCANS. Woo-hoo!
Since her relapse surgery was done in August, that means 10 months in remission. Excuse my language but 10 FREAKIN’ MONTHS! Amazing!
We’re so grateful to EVERYONE who has helped us by providing love and support and where they’re able, even financial support. You have no idea how much you guys mean to us.
My mom does have to go for another follow-up with her surgeon next month (June), at which point she’ll do another blood test to check her Ca-125 (cancer marker). Please pray that it hasn’t gone back up.
My mom tends to be asymptomatic. Nothing ever indicates that she’s really sick until IT’S REALLY BAD. She never gets nausea, fatigue, or any of that stuff. But thankfully, her cancer marker has been pretty good at indicating whether she has a tumour, which isn’t always the case for other people. So, we’re lucky we have at least that.
We don’t really talk about everything that happened. My mom’s case was complicated right from the get-go. But now that things have settled down, I know my mom wants her story told. She wants people to know that it is possible to have a really poor prognosis and still BEAT IT. For that reason, I started #TealRibbonRoad. Check it out when you have time.
We know everyone’s cancer journey is different. And what worked for my mom may not work for others. But it’s a miraculous story worth telling.
The only other thing left to update is that my mom does need to go for another brain MRI to check how things are. After all, it was a number of strokes in a short period that brought her to the ER, which led to her diagnoses, and eventually got her first cancer surgery done sooner.
We hope you guys had a great long weekend and enjoy the rest of this beautiful weather! Much love to all and God bless.