Sep 11, 2012 - 10:45 pm
The PET Scan which I had on 17 Aug and which also showed the pneumonia had some otherwise good results. There is a non-reactive node in my left lung. We'll be following it to err on the side of caution, but otherwise not much concern. The tumor in my right lung is very small and shows minor activity. The best part is in the liver. In May there were six tumors, now there are only three and the largest two show healthy tissue in the center of the tumors as the liver repairs itself from the inside as well as the outside! My onc was very impressed by that. While I did not get treatment during my hospital stay, I did get my CEA, 169 a good 60 point drop from two weeks earlier. My liver functions continue to be "amazingly well" to a point comparable to a non-drinker without liver mets.
As follow-ups, I need to increase my warfarin to every day and after I've finished the round of antibiotics, need to go in for another set of chest x-rays. For the first time in weeks, I was actually hungry this evening after treatment. I mentioned to the onc that I was considering an herbal remedy for lack of appetite and he told me that after getting an auth from the insurance company, he could prescribe what I'm guessing would be marinol.