stu wrote:Hi ,
Sorry to hear that and I understand why you are concerned. I am sure your oncologist will help you get to the bottom of it . What was your CEA leaves before surgery . We’re they only slightly elevated or higher ?
I still think there is room for it being something unrelated but until it’s back down you will want it thoroughly checked out for your own peace of mind .
stu wrote:Hi ,
I think that is their standard default position , time to let inflammation settle as well . What I don’t think they factor in is the anxiety that three months generates when the same information could be available sooner . Just my none medical opinion .
My mum had a really susbstancial spread to her liver . Even to the non trained eye I could see she was in trouble , all her liver enzymes were entirely normal . However for years following treatment one enzyme stays raised .
Could you speak to someone about anti inflammatory diet . My own body has some inflammation that comes and goes . I can tell when it comes .
Given you are scanning well I would hold onto that just now .
I spent today sea kayaking with my sons. Despite being tiny I have managed to produce these really tall sons who are still willing to kayak with their mum . Sometimes with their gran who is seventy six now . It was a rewarding day as some seals played around the kayak . Right up the side. Does that count as fitness??? I mean it is Scotland with some wind and I did paddle a bit!!
ValZen wrote:Congrats to you on yourCEA decrease benben... that must be a big relief for you! Mine was up in the 6 range during chemo and it was back down to 2 with my first ct scan after treatment. My anxiety level waiting for results was through the roof as I understand it is for all of us through this whole process I’m very happy for you and wish you a wonderful weekend and many, many years of clear scans and normal numbers!!
stu wrote:Whoop whoop . That’s fantastic news . So delighted to hear that .
Love the graph . Lovely big dip downwards.