Nov 20, 2012 - 10:30 am
I haven't posted in a very long time. Just wanted to give a quick update for those who remember me at all.
Took my aunt to the dr. yesterday...I'll start from earlier. March her cea was 11.5, April it was 13.1, May 15.0, (don't recall June), July was 58.7, since her cea kept steadily going up he removed her from all chemo, including xeloda. Her diarrhea got better and she has been feeling better. She began having some pain about a month ago (so, October). Her first appt since July was yesterday and her cea was 159.8 :(
The dr. wants another ct scan on the 26th and then wants to see her the same day after the scan. He wants to put her on two different forms of chemo (she was first on Oxiliplatin and then Avastin). I don't even recall what the names of these two new ones are. The side effects of the new ones are, nausea, diarrhea, low blood, an acne like rash over the face, neck, upper chest and back. That's the update on my aunt, her son...he's not doing well, he has esphageal cancer, stage 3 and the dr. says there is a 35% survival rate for those at his level with his issues (I guess that's what he meant).
I wish everyone a pleasant Thanksgiving, stay safe. Many prayers sent your way that things go much smoother and healthier in your lives.