One of my markers, CA 125, jumped significantly, according to my most recent blood test, on February 11th (my birthday).
My CA 125 has been around 22.5 for weeks. It is now 42.1, almost double what it was a month ago.
There are many factors that can cause a fluxuation in this marker (see this link).
Nonetheless, this rise, coupled with an increase in pain (of which I am aware only because I am taking pain killers more often), has me worried.
There is probably nothing to be worried about.
Still, for this (the increase in pain) and other reasons (the pain and swelling in my thigh), I did a CT scan last Thursday of my lower back, pelvis, and upper thigh.
Even if the results show "nothing new," I will still be anxious.
Last time, it took 6 months to identify progression in my bones.
Like I wrote above, it is probably nothing. (So, mom, please don't freak out.)
I'm just sharing what is going on (in my mind, as well as my body).
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
Dear Mr. Surgeon,
4 hours ago