I’m struggling a bit. My cea test is Monday 3/18 and so I’m struggling with the typical anxiety over that. In the meantime, I called the dr. report my right rib area pain that I have had off and on, for 2 weeks, and he has ordered an ultrasound for tomorrow. So here I sit trying to process this, hoping for gallstones- really, really, hoping. Just needed to vent this fear somewhere. Don’t really like to share my true level of anxiety with my family, because I try to stay positive for their benefit- and I know that worrying doesn’t change the outcome, but I find it impossible not to.
Was really hoping to make it past the 2 year mark with out a recurrence. So scared.
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