Mar 10, 2012 - 2:52 am
First post-op PET was 2/6/12, where the doctor noticed some "areas of concern" but thought it may be post-op inflammation. At the time her CEA (From blood test) was 9.0 (normal range is <3.8). This was very concerning, but the doctor said it's better to give it a few weeks and re-test.
Well, my mom has been complaining of abdominal and lower back pain. She's had 3 (THREE!!!) stretches since surgery and definitely been a trooper. During the last stretch (3/5/12), the doctor said to make an appt. to see him for the abdominal pain. We didn't hear anything, so today she went to the ER where they did an abdominal CT and saw "some spots."
They sent her home with an urgent request to her primary care doctor and oncologist. Now we are on pins and needles on we can call the office on Monday. I guess all signs point to recurrence. Have those that have been on this board for awhile seen recurrence occur so soon (<2 mos) after MIE?
Thanks for your input!