Shh….sharing good news…
Monday was my 3 month scan day and Tuesday I was back in the chemo room for # 65 treatment and a doctor’s appointment. I’m so thankful to report that my scan showed No Evidence of Disease. I never take this for granted and realize how incredibly lucky I am. In fact, my doctor (who has been a gyn oncologist for a long time) told me I have been NED on this drug (avastin) longer than any patient he has had. Typically, once ovarian cancer recurs it is not curable and the periods of time before it returns gets shorter and shorter. My cancer recurred in 2009 and all scans have been NED since I completed 8 cycles of carbo, taxol, and avastin, and then continued on the avastin. Sometimes friends ask how much longer I will be on avastin and the answer is for as long as it keeps the cancer away.
I must admit I do struggle with sharing good news and frequently don’t do it. I always think of the many brave survivors I know that have not been as fortunate. I know they are thrilled for me and we all rejoice in any good news for each other. However, it just seems so unfair and I wish so much that we could all shout victory from the mountain top!
I’d really love to hear your thoughts and advice on this,
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