Tag Archives: CA125

no line on the horizon

Following my hysterectomy in the early days of winter, 2008, my oncologist presented us with two treatment “options.”  In my haze and numbness, I was largely unable to absorb information; Mike became my eyes and ears, as well as my … Continue reading

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twice if you’re lucky

Tomorrow morning, bright and early, off I go to the Perleman Center for Advanced Medicine to start my day with a pelvic exam and a CA125.  Ah, the joys of life as a stage III ovarian cancer survivor.  It’s four … Continue reading

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the very essence of me

You know you are a dedicated blogger when, after puking your guts out at 2 AM, you think,  ”This is going to be great material for my next post.”   Welcome to my world. I will spare you the details … Continue reading

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dear nurse sarah (and co.): thank you for saving my life

Before I am completely buried under the growing piles of boxes that surround me, before tomorrow comes along and sweeps me up in one work drama or another, I need to take a minute and offer some thoughts on yesterday’s … Continue reading

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reflections on the season

Two days shy of Christmas, and I finally have a moment to catch my breath.  Five nights with my parents as house guests; a blizzard; house-hunting; last minute gifts; news of my clean and clear CA125.  It’s been an eventful few … Continue reading

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