What now?

foxy Member Posts: 188 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
After 12 years of NED, my recent blood work was not good. I had an abdominal and liver scan today, now have to wait a week for the results. My CEA has risen to 8 just out of the blue and I have lost 5 kilos without trying. Wish I could loose 20 more, I would feel a lot more healthy. Had a chest x-ray which came back normal except for a slightly enlarged heart. I have an appointment to see a new Specialist on January 25th. I have just been very tired and had huge night and day time sweats. I just hope after all this time my CEA is elevated for a reason other than the dreaded CA. Foxy.


  • joanneire
    joanneire Member Posts: 75 Member
    Please try not to worry too much -there are plenty of other explanations. Let us know how you get on and try and enjoy Christmas. Jo
  • Kanort
    Kanort Member Posts: 1,272 Member

    Congratulations on 12 years of NED. I'm sorry you are having to wait so long for your scan results. It's great that your chest x-ray was normal. Try and enjoy the holiday season. Let us know when you hear something.

  • taraHK
    taraHK Member Posts: 1,952 Member
    I can understand your concern, but there certainly could be other explanations. I know how hard the waiting for results can be. I will be thinking of you as you go through this difficult time, and sending prayers and best wishes your way.
  • ron50
    ron50 Member Posts: 1,723 Member
    Good luck mate ,I'm praying for you,Ron.
  • optimist
    optimist Member Posts: 51
    You are a twelve year winner. Let's hope for twelve more! Good luck! I hope it's nothing.
  • foxy
    foxy Member Posts: 188 Member
    Thank you all for your kind wishes. Had one of those dreaded black tarry episodes in the loo this morning, points to upper GI, maybe just a one only thing, I hope so. Foxy.