Mar 28, 2011 - 5:33 pm
Hi fellow board members...I wanted to get some advice if I could. My mom just finished her 6th chemo treatment today! WooHoo! Now we can start the count DOWN until she is done in June! She has been handling the chemo pretty well...she gets all the normal side effects that she was told she would get, but has claimed it to NOT be unbearable yet so she trudges on along her journey. Well, today when she went in, they advised her that her liver enzymes are elevated. Up until now, all her blood work has come back in range except for a tad of anemia. So, this came as a shock to her and got her all upset. She was told everything else was perfect, but her AST was 44 and her ALT was 85 both being higher than the normal range. The doc says that its normal for chemo to cause this....but it still makes my mom unsettled, as she is really afraid of the cancer spreading. As of now, there is NO tumor or even lesion to watch, as the doc has told her she is on preventative chemo, but she was a stage IIIA and it makes her nervous, and me too! I thought the best place to vent and ask questions was here...so has anyone else had this happen and everything be fine? After she got home, (my bro was with her today, not me) I asked her some questions and she did have 3 glasses of wine 3 days before her blood test...so not sure if that could have caused the elevation? We are gonna ask the doc when we go in next...
Any advice would be awesome!
Although I dont post much, I am on here constantly reading and praying for everyone. This site has been wonderful for both my mom, (va-beekeeper) and I. We have come here for answers and just to see if what she is experiencing is "normal"! Everyone has helped us more than they will ever know, and I thank you.