Dec 05, 2012 - 4:45 am
No typo in the subject title. I got my CEA today and it jumped again for 613 to 937. We are keeping in mind that this is after only one treatment of Zaltrap, the problems I've been having lately and accounting for dead cancer cells. I've also been pretty concerned about the severe and increasingly painful edema I've had in my left ankle since the surgery to remove the appendix and gall bladder. I'm getting an ultrasound tomorrow to see if this is a blood clot. I was rx'd warfarin for the clots in my lung when I had pneumonia, but there's been a big hassle with my insurance company when I tried to refill that's finally been resolved. This could be why there may be a clot now. Even with all of this in mind, I'm still pretty down right, probably the lowest I've been in 2 1/2 years.
About the only good news is that my magnesium level came up to 1.4 (with lo baseline being 1.8) and my onc only wants infusions once a week until I see him again.