Aug 06, 2013 - 5:03 pm
I just got back from my post surgery follow up w/my cancer specialist up in Baltimore. My husband talked briefly to the surgeon right after surgery...but i was still in recovery. He did a laparoscopic surgery 2 weeks ago on me to rule out progression of the cancer as a cause of my pain that I have been having since February. i have signet ring adenocarcinoma...which has a high probability of peritoneal spread. Well, they went in and looked and did not find any evidence of disease. They did a belly wash w/saline and tested the fluid...also they checked my cancer markers. Cancer markers are within normal range...down a little from earlier this Spring! The plan now is to check CEA again in 3 months ... Then do a CT/PT scan at 6 months. Oh, and since I do not need chemo again for the foreseeable future...I can have my port taken out!