Thank you everyone for cheering with me about my great results from the genetics lab.
I love announcing good news, and here's some more: the cancer is still stable according to my scans this week. This means the tumours haven't grown any bigger. Of course I would be thrilled if they would get smaller, especially one that's 6.5mm in diameter and I can feel it in my abdomen, but stable is a fantastic result for now.
And as for my depressed blood counts, at last my haemoglobin and platelets are starting to rise. Hopefully neutrophils will follow. None of the figures are good but the upward trend indicates I'm probably now on the right dose of medicine so I'll stick with it. My CA125 is also nice and low (8). What a relief!
The Peter Mac Cancer Research Centre in Melbourne has tracked me down asking for permission to investigate why I'm doing so well (as-in still alive and having fun after more than 6 years). Of course, I am keen for them to compare my results with those of other patients and I hope they can find out something helpful.
Key to my good progress is my beautiful thoughtful caring team of supporters – you, my family and friends. Your concern and well wishes have been a health tonic!