Mar 22, 2013 - 5:20 pm
Originally Dx'd Stage II A/B, Resection of right colon, 6 months chemo. 3 1/2 yrs. out from surgery; 3 yrs. out from chemo. CEA before and after surgery has always been in the 4's. Pet scan last Sept....clear. Cea today 5.6. Pet scan ordered for Thursday 28th.
My question, could the pneumonia and sinus infection I had from middle January - mid Feb ( and still haven't bounced back) have skewed my CEA results? Could severe osteoarthritis skew it? Am I grabbing at straws?
I left the Oncs office with an assurance that all of my bloodwork looked good but the CEA wasn't back yet. Had an appointment to come back in 6 months.Got home, phone rang...and,WAAAAAA!
Truth be known I have felt like crap for several months, knew something might be wrong but tried not to focus on cancer.
Anyone else have this happen and what was the outcome? Don't mind telling you that I am a little freaked. The imagination is a terrible monster at times like these.