Jan 18, 2014 - 10:20 pm
After three bouts of cancer: rectal; colon; liver NED tests every two months.
Two months ago CT scan showed leison on my liver; Next day MRI showed same leison on my liver; three days later Ultra sound showed same leison on my liver. Six days later Biopsy ordered with Ultra Sound. CEA less than one. Opps six days later nothing there anymore on the ultra sound so no biospy. Now two months later CT scan leisen in the same spot. So another biopsy ordered. Again nothing on Ultra sound no biopsy again. CEA still less than one. So I go home expecting to be told again "you don't have cancer" no worries. Two days later my oncologist PA calls and says we're sorry there was nothing to biospy again but we are not giving up looking for cancer. We have schedule a Pet scan five days from now. I say why my CEA is less than one the ultra sound found nothing again. My CEA has always been a perect indicator for cancer while the CT scan was been wrong 60% of the time. So I'm thinking I don't have cancer happy times. Not so fast...they believe I have cancer and suddenly my CEA and the inability of ultra sound once again to find these cells doesn't matter because the CT scan says the cells are there. So I'm sweating out cancer again and I am looking forward to another no fun Pet scan. Seemed like all I do is go to doctor appointments. After ten years fighting cancer and the damage the "cures" have done have caused me to decide this will be the end of it. After this pet scan showing cancer or NED I'm done. No more tests; no more treatments; no more doctors; no more being relieved then scared then relieved then scared. My family has to endure all this BS. I'm so angry that I have had to do this every couple of months. But I don't have to... because ten almost eleven years is enough. I look at it as freeing up some doctors for those poor souls on Obamacare. Besides after working forty years many of which being destroyed by chemo; radiation and surgeries I expect to lose my employer provided health insurance. No insurance means financial ruin for my family who have been through so much with my cancers. I won't let that happen. You wouldn't either. Best of Health Lou