It’s that time again - CEA check

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Koreysue
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Re: It’s that time again - CEA check

Postby Koreysue » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:36 pm

MistyBlu wrote:
Koreysue wrote:Anyone else worry about every little action they take (or don’t take) ? Not enough walking/ working out that week, too much sugar, not enough greens, forgot to drink my green tea... it’s exhausting.
Ksue


Yes! I wanted to get a chocolate keratin treatment on my hair and of course, I'm reading into everything before I do it. So keratin contains formaldehyde...a known carcinogen. Cause cancer, feed cancer blah blah blah. I can't even get a protein treatment because it might cause cancer. Geez!


Glad I am not the only one with a degree in worrying!
Ksue
Diagnosed: June 2017 stage 3 colon cancer
Sigmoid colon, 2 nodes affected
CEA at diagnosis: 6
Sigmoid Colectomy and folfox (chemo complete January 31, 2018)
CEA 4/2018: 2.4
CEA 7/2018: 3.7
Colonoscopy 8/2018 clean
PET scan 8/20/18 clear (cea rise a mystery for now, doc said maybe all the smoke in my town from forest fires)
CEA 11/2018: 3.8
CEA 2/2019: 3.2
CT clear 6/18/2019 / CEA : 3.4
CEA 10/21/19: 3.2

Koreysue
Posts: 131
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:36 pm

Re: It’s that time again - CEA check

Postby Koreysue » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:39 pm

AmyG wrote:I'm so happy for you and your stability! Was it a weight off your shoulders or are you dreading the next check?


It was a weight off my shoulders. I described it to my husband that it’s like I get “reset to factory settings” when I receive good news, and then by the time I approach my next test I’m “glitchy” again. I do pretty good for 2 months but then anxiety creeps in.
Such a roller coaster :roll:
Ksue
Diagnosed: June 2017 stage 3 colon cancer
Sigmoid colon, 2 nodes affected
CEA at diagnosis: 6
Sigmoid Colectomy and folfox (chemo complete January 31, 2018)
CEA 4/2018: 2.4
CEA 7/2018: 3.7
Colonoscopy 8/2018 clean
PET scan 8/20/18 clear (cea rise a mystery for now, doc said maybe all the smoke in my town from forest fires)
CEA 11/2018: 3.8
CEA 2/2019: 3.2
CT clear 6/18/2019 / CEA : 3.4
CEA 10/21/19: 3.2


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