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traci43
traci43 Member Posts: 773 Member

It's been 18 months since my last surgery and my CEA is still normal.  Like some others it can't seem to stay level and has been fluctuating between 1.8 and 2.8 for the last 6-8 months.  I am hopeful that things are okay.  In the past once it got up to 2.8 it just kept going up and up.  In any case I'm still celebrating the fact that I have been NED for 18 months now.  I've never even made it to 12 months without going above 5.0, and it's been 8 1/2 years since I was first diagnosed as Stage IV.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Holidays!  Traci

 

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  • jalusa
    jalusa Member Posts: 21
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    Thanks for the hope!

    Thanks for the hope!

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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      These are your freinds from

    image  These are your freinds from the forum, dancing the happy dance. 

    18 months, congratulations! 

    May you see many more 18 months ahead. 

    Sue - Trubrit

  • beaumontdave
    beaumontdave Member Posts: 1,280 Member
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    More proof that that number

    More proof that that number wobbles enough to be maddening, until it takes off. Then it's frightening. Merry Christmas, Traci.......................Dave

  • lilpep1972
    lilpep1972 Member Posts: 80
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    Congrats

    On your NED of 18 months ,that's wonderful ... many more to come :) 

    thanks Traci for your post it really shed sum light for me... I wish you and your husband a very merry Xmas and a happy New Year...

  • DaveHereInFlorida
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    Thats a nice long time, great

    Thats a nice long time, great ! 

     

    Merry Christmas, Christ is born.

  • traci43
    traci43 Member Posts: 773 Member
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    Trubrit said:

      These are your freinds from

    image  These are your freinds from the forum, dancing the happy dance. 

    18 months, congratulations! 

    May you see many more 18 months ahead. 

    Sue - Trubrit

    Yay!

    I got the happy dance!

  • traci43
    traci43 Member Posts: 773 Member
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    More proof that that number

    More proof that that number wobbles enough to be maddening, until it takes off. Then it's frightening. Merry Christmas, Traci.......................Dave

    Yep!

    Usually by now it's taken off so I'm hopeful that it's nothing.  Merry Christmas Dave.

  • traci43
    traci43 Member Posts: 773 Member
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    Congrats

    On your NED of 18 months ,that's wonderful ... many more to come :) 

    thanks Traci for your post it really shed sum light for me... I wish you and your husband a very merry Xmas and a happy New Year...

    Thanks!

    Glad it helped, that's what we're all here for.  I hope that your rise is just a blip and nothing big.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Traci

  • traci43
    traci43 Member Posts: 773 Member
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    Thats a nice long time, great

    Thats a nice long time, great ! 

     

    Merry Christmas, Christ is born.

    Thanks!

    thanks Dave.  Merry Christams to you and yours.

  • CessnaFlyer
    CessnaFlyer Member Posts: 110
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    I'm six and a half years out.

    Glad you are doing well. As long as your CEA is nornal I wouldn't worry. Mine had bounced around from 1.7 to 3.5 and the last was 1.9. My colonscopy a few months ago was negative and so all is well. Just keep fighting the good fight and at 18 months out I would say you have won. :)

  • DD3
    DD3 Member Posts: 136 Member
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    Such

    awesome news!!!!  Congrats and Merry Christmas to you and yours....