stu, how was your mum's scan on Tuesday? I kept my fingers crossed for you, for it to be all nice and clear again.
Thank you for such a sweet message. Despite all the pain you and your family had to go through, it made me feel hopeful. Your mum's an absolute soldier.
CEA still heading down (now 600) - our oncologist saw the scan but didn't have the previous scan to compare it to, so he'll give us a more detailed briefing once he gets the full results (on the 10th). He seemed quite satisfied, says the liver mets are necrotic or getting necrotic. He is not able to tell us how much shrinkage yet so didn't want to be inaccurate, but is positive there was some. I'll be very nervous until after the 18th, when we get the tests, but at least we had some good news!
What left me wondering though is that he said after these 12 cycles of FOLFOX we won't be doing any oral therapies but just watch and wait. I have no experience of anyone doing this (especially at such an advanced stage, like my mum) so although he said it as good news, I started being paranoid. He's a bit poker-faced to my mum because she wants to know as little as possible about the illness, so he might be biding time. But it did make me wonder...
Hope you bring back good news, stu!
Caring for my mum, 65
Sigmoid resection, multiple liver mets
09/05/2018 Dx Stage IV, 6/11 LN - KRAS G12V
28/05/2018 First round of FOLFOX + Avastin
CEA down from 6000+ (05/2018) to 843 (08/2018) to 377 (11/2018)
9/10 rounds with Oxaliplatin
8/10 rounds with Bevacizumab