Just Had to Let You Know

As most of you already know, Bert is the silent one of our happy little twosome and throughout this whole process has very rarely ever said much about his colon cancer or doubted for one minute (unlike me.....)that he would be a survivor. Well, this morning and you can all imagine my shock here, when Bert called me at work and simply said 4.4. I didn't quite get it at first, but then I realized that he had called the oncologist (so out of character for him) to check what his September 16 CEA count was. That was the day I posted that the August CEA was 9.0 after being off chemo four weeks.

Bert's CEA is now back down to 4.4, the lowest it has been since December 2003. Doc told him this is great and with all his clean scans, it's even greater. However, we will still proceed with scheduled scans in October. I am overjoyed and just wanted share.



  • alihamilton
    alihamilton Member Posts: 347 Member
    That is great news Monika....I know your heart has been going up and down just at Bert's CEA has!! Just imagine how our lives are ruled by CEA and scans....it is really a totally different life now. Let us hope his CEA stays where it is, or goes lower, so you can relax at last.

    All the best
  • spongebob
    spongebob Member Posts: 2,565 Member
    Monika & NED -

    YIPPEE for YOU!!

    - SpongeBob
  • kerry
    kerry Member Posts: 1,313 Member
    Hooray for you both! Glad to hear good news!

  • 2bhealed
    2bhealed Member Posts: 2,064 Member

    peace, emily who will dance a jig for bert
  • kangatoo
    kangatoo Member Posts: 2,105 Member
    2bhealed said:


    peace, emily who will dance a jig for bert

    Whoooppeee!!!!!!!!!! Hey Bert--zat mean yu gunna come n punch a key and tell us how big tha grin is on yer dial mate?--huh? huh????
    Ok Monika, ah hear yah--Berts still got typers cramp--lol
    Luv yu guys and real happy for ya!!!!!
    kanga n Jen

    BTW--just got my latest CEA results---still NED!!!YAHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!--oops--sorry for yellin!
    Just don't spread it around--don't want to make a big excuse for a party--lol
    I don't know the exact readings-I leave that to my specialist. All I wanna know is that the tumour counts are zip.
    luv n huggs kanga n Jen
  • StacyGleaso
    StacyGleaso Member Posts: 1,233 Member
    I am SO happy for you BOTH!!!!!!!! What a long journey you two have endured! Time for celebrating!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • vanser
    vanser Member Posts: 100 Member
    Congratulations !!

    I love hearing good news & I understand the kind of joy that such good news brings - its like all of a sudden the world is a much more amazing place !!

    Now that you are on a roll, I know that you will have many more good news postings to share !!

  • pjenks57
    pjenks57 Member Posts: 112
    What WONDERFUL news. I am so very happy for you both. CELEBRATE.. Seriously go do something for yourselves.. Live, Love and be HAPPY....
    Feel it I am doing the happy dance. Not an earthquake!!!
  • nanuk
    nanuk Member Posts: 1,358 Member
    cool beans, Monika..keep sending this kind of news, and God Bless both of you. Bud
  • jsabol
    jsabol Member Posts: 1,145 Member
    Hooray, hooray, hooray!!!!!!!
    When are Bert's scans scheduled? Mine are October 12. I can't drink the regular contrast stuff. My hospital did have a powder they mixed in juice last time, and now tell me they don't use it any more! Gotta find the substitute, or there will be some serious hurling going on here!
    Relax and enjoy the good results. Here's hoping October brings more good news.((((())))))
  • jana11
    jana11 Member Posts: 705
    YAHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy every moment!!!!!