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Posted by Natalie on September 12, 2000 at 13:38:50:

In Reply to: Re: ovarian cancer To Lori and donjoe posted by Lori on August 05, 2000 at 19:21:36:

: donjoeand Natalie,
: I don't get to search the message boards as often as I'd like so I'm including my e-mail address if you''d like to contact me about anything. My Mom's doctors used her CA-125 and cat scans to determine when the chemo's would stop working. Her CA-125 would usually drop dramatically at the start of a new drug then suddenly double or triple between treatments. Right now she doesn't have any visible tumors only microscopic cells so that's great but like I said she won't be given anymore chemo's until they figure the neuropathy out. Natalie I know what you mean about all of this being a horrible experience and I too hope that one day our lives will be back to normal. My Mom has been one heck of trooper through all of this and she has fought this monster alot harder than I or anyone I know probably could It's truly amamzing. Take care and feel free to e-mail me and I'll try to check the message boards as often as I can. Definetly check out the NOCC web site it is a great source of information.
: GOD BLESS
: Lori

Lori,
I just wanted to check in and see how everything is going with your Mom? My mom is still going through
chemo. Her CA125 is at 69. The doctors want to do two rounds of chemo once her CA125 count is within
the normal range of 35. This chemo has been very hard and I can tell it is taking it toll on my Mom. Poor
thing, I wonder how she keeps going sometimes.

Please write back. It is nice to have someone to talk to about this. I feel like most people cannot begin
to understand what I am going through watching my Mom with such a cruel disease. And then of course
there is me and my three sisters all of whom worry daily about getting cancer ourselves now!

Natalie.

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