Apr 21, 2004 - 3:08 pm
Its been 6 months since my surgery. I feel great. Hemoglobin is 14.5, CEA was 1.3 (which was higher than it was at the 3 month checkup .9) and liver panels were a little askew...The oncologist thinks this is because they upped the thyroid medication and we are re-checking in 4 weeks along with the thyroid levels. Could the thyroid medication cause the liver panels to be a little abnormal? I just was disappointed that anything was off. Evidently my CEA is not going to be a good indicator which bothers me as well because before the surgery it was only 1.9. I am scheduled to have a colonscomy again at the year checkup and I dont know for sure which tests the oncologist is going to give me then. I feel very fortunate that I didnt have to have chemo (stage 1/Stage 2 cancer with no lymph node involvement and clear margins). The cancer was in the right side and the surgery went well. And a lot of you out there are dealing with much worse than me, but as you guys know, once you have this, you feel like you have a ticking time bomb ready to go off at any time. Let me know if any of you think I should be insisting on some other kind of test or what you think about the liver results. Thanks everyone..