I've gotten through shingles and cyberknife, got back to work, thought I was on the mend. Now, pneumonia! After feeling progressively worse over the last few weeks, I finally went to my primary dr last Monday. My symptoms were a dry, hacky cough, extreme fatigue, and upset stomach. He did a chest x-ray and didn't like what he saw and wanted me to show it to my oncologist on Wednesday. Dr. S wasn't able to view it, but did have my blood test results. My CA125 is up to 59. Worst case scenario - the cancer is in my lungs. He is going to do a PET scan at the beginning of February (next week).
BUT THEN . . . I got a message from my primary and he said the radiologist looked at my chest x-ray and said I have pneumonia. I actually was relieved because that would explain all my symptoms, even the high CA125. So, now I'm on a steroid and antibiotic and go back in 10 days. Dr. S will probably want to wait until this is cleared up before doing the PET. I hope it's soon . . . and I hope it turns out clear!
I am trying to take it easy and trying to take care of myself. I'm realizing how susceptible I am to catching all this stuff, and I'm trying to be smart about it. Health first!