May 17, 2013 - 11:45 am
It's been a little while since I've posted!
I have a lot to update on...
Some of my last posts where during the Erbitux treatments and just before a follow-up CT / MRI.
The short update is that the follow-up MRI showed that the Erbitux was kicking the crap out of the cancer and that surgery was now an option. I had the surgery at U of M Health System on 4/19. Surgery confirmed that there were only two tumors in my liver (they thought there could have been many) AND they were both removed with clear margins. I've been rapidly recovering from surgery and I'm back to work and feeling good.
Yesterday I went to see the onc about follow-up chemo and I learned that my CEA has tested at 1.1. Yes ONE POINT ONE. That is the lowest in over a year and the FIRST TIME it tested in the normal range for me. And given that my CEA seemed to correlate strongly with my cancer this is excellent news for me.
The onc wants to finish 8 more treatments of the Folfiri and Erbitux beginning in June (I already completed 4 treatments pre-surgery). The good part of that is I get to go chemo-free for a few more weeks. :-)
I have more detailed updates (with pics) on my blog.
Wow, After an orchiectomy (testicular cancer), radiation treatement, colon resection (colon cancer), lung resection (met of colon cancer), liver resection (met of colon cancer) I finally have a normal CEA... I hope it will remain this way for a while.
God Bless you all!!!