Catching Us Up

During the last week of April, I: 1. Saw my ex again. 2. Had the worst pain episode ever. I could barely walk or stand up straight. I was nauseated.Aleve wasn’t touching it. It was right before I was scheduled to leave for NYC, and I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to go.…

Afterward

I was angry in that last blog post. I feel better now. I saw my ex-boyfriend yesterday, which I don’t think helped. Things are the way they need to be with him, but it’s sad, regardless. I wore jeans two days in a row: yesterday and the day before. Each of those days, I popped…

Angelina Jolie is Pissing Me Off

Everyone is falling all over themselves, congratulating her for her flowery talk of prophylactic oophorectomies and preventing cancer. Basically, she’s a fucking saint, and I’m a terrible person. I’m just going to say it: Fuck Angelina Jolie: mother of 7, married to Brad Pitt, movie star. No longer in a position where she needs to…

Late Night Musings and Early Morning Scanning

I’m on Spring Break this week; so it’s been the perfect opportunity to squeeze in my quarterly blood work and scan. The scan, reviewed by 2 radiologists, was perfect. Clean. NED. My ca125 is now 20.5. That’s still well within normal limits (<35), but it’s a whole 15 points higher than it was 6 months…

The Stakes

I had my 4 month scans this past Monday. They let me leave afterwards, which I always want to believe bodes well. My CA125 was 15–I prefer it in the single digits, but 15 is still comfortably normal. It was 11 the last time I had it checked. I’ve been having some aches and pains.…