Aug 02, 2013 - 11:57 pm
Hi everyone. I know I have not posted for awhile but I read posts every single day. I am so saddened of the few good bloggers passing, I could just imagine the sorrow their family is feeling. My mom is doing fine. She had 3 scans already and thankfully they are all clear. The tingling on the hand and feet were becoming untolerable for her so her oncologist decided to stop the Oxalipatin. I am very concerned about that but we were assured that it should not do any harm on her. She mentioned about some study that showed no significant changes when Oxalipatin is stopped. She said that the scans showed no activity and would hold of and would put it back if activity comes back. Her CEA were also climbing up. Her last CEA 2 months ago was 8, then her most recent is 12. I am very worried about it but I am trying not to think too much about it. So far her appetite is somewhat back. Mom lost 20 lbs for the past 5 months. I am trying to have her eat more to gain her weight back. Our concern now is she developed hemorroids. My mom is very bothered with it. She is applying Preparation H and doing Sitz bath everyday @ 20 mins. Has anyone developed this while on treatment or after cancer diagnosis. We are getting paranoid with it. Thank you and let us hang in there. I pray every single that new discoveries will be found out soon.