Today is surgery prep day for me. To say I'm nervous about the surgery is an understatement. The hospital is going to call before 2pm with the time I need to be there Wednesday. Last I heard, my surgery is going to be the first of the day at 7:15am.
My wonderful brother got my mom a first class ticket for her flight up to NC from TX. I pick her up tomorrow around 4pm. She is staying until July 2nd.
I've paid the bills, cleaned the house, filled the car with gas (my mom's going to be using it), stocked up on groceries and did the dishes & the laundry. I think I am as ready as I can be!
Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer
2/21/17 Diagnosis, Age 39
2/21/17 CEA 0.9 ng/mL (Siemens Chemiluminescent Method)
3/23/17 - 5/2/17 Chemoradiation, 28 treatments
6/14/17 Robotic LAR w/ temp loop ileostomy, ovaries & fallopian tubes removed, 2/21 lymph nodes positive
7/24/17 - 12/18/17 CapeOx, 6 Cycles
7/24/17 Diagnosed w/ precursor ovarian cancer
9/6/17 CA 125 11.1 U/mL
11/27/17 CEA 2.6 ng/mL (Roche ECLIA Method)
12/5/17 CT showed NED
12/13/17 CEA 2.9 ng/mL (Roche ECLIA Method)