Jan 31, 2013 - 8:04 pm
I got my new numbers today and my CEA dropped from 1706 two weeks ago down 1546 this week. That's more than 400 since the all time high of 1984 a month ago! Also, my magnesium level is finally in the normal range for the first time in I don't know how long. We first started checking that in mid-May and it was dangereously low then. With the exception of my alkiline phosphatase being very high (250) the rest of my blood work all lokks pretty good.
The surgery on my rectum is still set for the 11th, they couldn't get it bumped up any at all. In the meantime, I have a topical ointment that doesn't do much good, oral morphine sulfate that also isn't doing much good (I have a high tolerance to opiates) and a muscle relaxant that is doing some good, but makes me very sleepy. It's going to be a long two weeks and I'm still pleanty pissed off at how long this is taking. My last surgeon in Flagstaff took care of it as soon as he could, which was the very first thing the next business day.