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rising cea again!

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jjaj133
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Hi everyone, i am back, cause i am waiting again. After a good scan a few months ago my cea is creeping up again. from 2.0 to 4 in 3 months. bilirubin is up a bit 1.00 to 1.5.
I am on the 7th round of xeloda with the last to be next month. now i have to go early on dec. 2nd for blood work so they have the next cea reading, while i am there. I had a mammogram and am waiting for those results. So its gonna be a long week.
I am going to north carolina for thanksgiving. the pa. side is coming to meet with the fl. branch. Lots of fun planned and again I must keep quiet til i have the results. Again i must live with the knowledge that i have to tell my family the beast is back. And again i use you all to vent so i can get through this celebration without ruining it for everyone. I may be premature, but for me a rising cea has always meant it was back. even these low numbers are how it started before. so it seems i am back where i started. waiting, and you all know what that is like.
but while i wait, i will count my blessings and send prayers to you all for a blessed thanksgiving. i plan to suck up every bit of laughter,give out lots of hugs and sit back and watch my amazing family enjoy each other.
Peace be with you all and thanks for listening. i will keep you posted.
Love,
Judy

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wolfen
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So sorry to hear this. It seems that "you can run, but you can't hide" from this awful beast. So many people get clear scan results and good cea's and then for whatever reason, it comes back. I hope this is a false alarm. Please enjoy the holidays with your family.

Luv,

Wolfen

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jjaj133
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Thanks Wolfen, you are so right. I keep telling my family it could come back anytime, so they "get it"/ but i am as suprised as anyone when it does!
Hope your holidays are filled with love,
Judy

laurettas
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so this is the place to unload. Enjoy your time with your family and have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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Kimo Sabe
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I asked a similar ? In early October, and received excellent responses. I'll make the link in HTML tomorrow. Too tired now. The responses were so helpful. http://csn.cancer.org/node/227529

Norm

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johnnybegood
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for this news.my cea is not a good marker for me so i have to rely on the scans.so many times i just feel like i am playing the chasing game with this cancer and it is always saying tag your it....Godbless....johnnybegood

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jjaj133
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Amen, JBG, that is so true!I guess we keep on plugging.Hope your thanksgiving is all warm and fuzzy, Judy

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jjaj133
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Thank you Norm, I will look into it. Have a wonderful thanksgiving.
judy

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jjaj133
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Thank goodness for your big shoulders!!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Judy

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pepebcn
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and will pray for it!.Here I am for anything you may need !
Hugs!

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jjaj133
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Thank you Pepe, I hope I am wrong too, & I do not say that often! Thanks for your prayers, mine are coming back to you also.
Judy

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Annabelle41415
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That is not much rise and it could just be a fluctuation in the reading. Hoping that you can go back in after chemo treatments and get it rechecked. Mine went up during treatment, slightly, so maybe it is just from the chemo. I'm not one for keeping my feelings in because I wear my heart on my sleeve and everyone can tell. That's wwonderful you are trying to spare your family's feelings but that would be so hard for me. Prayers are with you that it is a false alarm.

Kim

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tommycat
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Hope that it is a false rise due to perhaps meds in your system and that you get an all clear with the scan.
Enjoy your what-I-hope-will-be-many Thanksgiving.....
Your Friend in California~

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jjaj133
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Thank you, so do i. whatever it turns out to be, i will fight it with alo i got!
Enjoy your thanksgiving,
Judy

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Sundanceh
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Judy, send me a cyber-slice of turkey and dressing, won't you?

We're out of the holiday b'ness these days, so no dinners or celebration for us personally.

Wishing you and everyone a wonderful time with your family and friends.

I'd keep any cancer news off the table - it's a wonderful family gathering, so instead of raining on the parade - just break out the umbrellas, instead:)

You can always clue them in at a later time, if the news is not what you want to hear. But, I'm so hoping that it's good news.

BTW, thank you so much for your warm and heartfelt post the other day - always nice to hear from you:)

-Craig

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jjaj133
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nO CANcer talk, definetely. It is easier once i am around them. To say we are a bag of mixed nuts is an understatement. So only food and laughter is on the agenda. wishing you a wonderful weekend and will send cyber pumpkin pie with the turkey and dressing.
Hugs Judy

Dario_Italy
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I didn't understand well how CEA works, before they found my colon cancer i had 1,2 so the tennis ball that was my cancer never showed up from this blood analysis.....everythink looks like made on purpose to drive us mad!!!!!
Good luck my friend, hopefully is a fake alarm.....love,

Dario

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jjaj133
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Thank you so much. I will let you know.
Hugs,
Judy

relaxoutdoors08
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Judy,
Prayers for a Happy Thanksgiving and most of all hope and prayers for good news on your tests when you return.
NB

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jjaj133
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I appreciated your prayers and wish you a wonderful holiday. i even found an awesome daycare for my carly (see avatar) so i am very relieved since the meanies wont accept dogs as guests!!
all is well,
A very happy thanksgiving to you and yours,'Judy

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karen40
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Hi Judy,
Forget about the cea and the scans for a little while. I'll be praying for the best.
Relax and enjoy the holiday. It sounds like you are going to have a good time.
Karen

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jjaj133
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THANKS, kAREN, it is on the back burner for now. we will be having an old fashioned holiday. I am so excited, can't wait to leave!!
Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving.
Judy

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geotina
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Enjoy your holiday. Like us, you have been at this a while and have learned you can't change what is so go ahead and have a blast, cancer can wait a few days. Well, thats all I got for now. Sure hope you are wrong but if you are not, the board will be here for you.

Happy Thanksgiving

Hugs - Tina

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jjaj133
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Once I vent, i am good to go. That is the wonderful thing (one of them) about this board.
Thank you for your support. I am so excited about this holiday, it feels like
Christmas!!
A very happy thanksgiving to you, Tina.
Hugs,'Judy

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Nana b
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Worrying is not the thing to do...... It's still normal, and scan is good.

Move forward, to early to sweat it!

Hugs!

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jjaj133
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Thanks for the hugs and good advice. i am trying to keep it real and not look for trouble.
Keepin busy.
Hugs back to ya,
Judy

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jjaj133
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Thanks for the hugs and good advice. i am trying to keep it real and not look for trouble.
Keepin busy.
Hugs back to ya,
Judy

nmai
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I may be premature, but for me a rising cea has always meant it was back. even these low numbers are how it started before. so it seems i am back where i started.
waiting, and you all know what that is like.

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