I just need to vent

sheri22
sheri22 Member Posts: 273
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Just got home from chemo an hour ago DRoffice caled said my CEA went from 25 to 179, guess
the XLODIA isnt working either he set me up for CTscan tommorrow and I go back to see him Thurs I just seen him today not looking good right now I am really scared now keep me in your prayers I felt fine until now

Sheri22

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  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917
    I am so sorry
    damned CEA, I am praying for you. This just sucks and I am sorry you got bad news today. Has your CEA been a good indicator for you? Hopefully the scan will show it out and you will know what to go after. Hang tough, Sheri
    mary
  • dorookie
    dorookie Member Posts: 1,731
    Your in my Prayers
    I am sorry you got this news, but hopefully the DR will have a good plan. I know its scarey, but try to stay strong and keep the faith!

    Sending lots of prayers

    God Bless
    Beth
  • sheri22
    sheri22 Member Posts: 273
    msccolon said:

    I am so sorry
    damned CEA, I am praying for you. This just sucks and I am sorry you got bad news today. Has your CEA been a good indicator for you? Hopefully the scan will show it out and you will know what to go after. Hang tough, Sheri
    mary

    unfortunely CEAis good indicator for m e
    Thanks for prayers , I will get tough I just have to get good and pissed and be ready for a fight,
    Sheri22
  • sheri22
    sheri22 Member Posts: 273
    dorookie said:

    Your in my Prayers
    I am sorry you got this news, but hopefully the DR will have a good plan. I know its scarey, but try to stay strong and keep the faith!

    Sending lots of prayers

    God Bless
    Beth

    Beth
    Thanks for prayers,

    I am just scared today, but I will get tough and fight at least
    I will know on Thurs what he will do


    Sheri22
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673
    Sheri,
    I am sorry to hear

    Sheri,

    I am sorry to hear this. I am glad you are getting in for a CT scan quickly. I am thinking of you.
  • John23
    John23 Member Posts: 2,122
    Sheri22 -


    It's a fairly well known fact that the CEA level can (and will) spike
    during (and sometimes after) chemotherapy. It's due to the cancer
    cells dying and releasing the CEA contained. A lot of cancer cells
    dying at once can raise the level substantially!




    "You oughta' not worry 'till the coronor gets there".
    (John23 - 2010)
  • Paula G.
    Paula G. Member Posts: 596
    Sheri, Sorry to hear this.
    Sheri, Sorry to hear this. My husbands CEA is creeping up too. Not huge jumps but has gone up. I hope your scan will show whats going on and they can change your Chemo if need be. It is so scarry. Please feel free to vent and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Keep us posted. Paula
  • vhtqm1
    vhtqm1 Member Posts: 107
    don't waste your energy
    jumping to conclusions as we all come to learn is just useless. this energy should be tapped only if and when a real fight needs to occur. sometimes during treatment CEA can rise and again sometimes this is a good sign the chemotherapy is working. let's all hope and pray this to be the case.


    ed
  • sheri22
    sheri22 Member Posts: 273
    John23 said:

    Sheri22 -


    It's a fairly well known fact that the CEA level can (and will) spike
    during (and sometimes after) chemotherapy. It's due to the cancer
    cells dying and releasing the CEA contained. A lot of cancer cells
    dying at once can raise the level substantially!




    "You oughta' not worry 'till the coronor gets there".
    (John23 - 2010)

    You made me laugh
    John

    Thanks for that post not to worry til coronor gets there also about your imput on ca rising could be a good thing gives me hope thanks again

    Sheri22
  • sheri22
    sheri22 Member Posts: 273
    vhtqm1 said:

    don't waste your energy
    jumping to conclusions as we all come to learn is just useless. this energy should be tapped only if and when a real fight needs to occur. sometimes during treatment CEA can rise and again sometimes this is a good sign the chemotherapy is working. let's all hope and pray this to be the case.


    ed

    Ann , Paula Ed
    Thanks for your posts I really needed to here what you all had to say gave me the boost I needed you have no idea Thanks again I love you all

    Sheri22
  • zenmonk
    zenmonk Member Posts: 198
    hang tough
    It is scary. When I got good news back on my scan I started to cry. My wife had a hard time understanding this since it was good news. I was scared about what I could hear. Its terrible but try to keep strong, keep fighting. You are not deafeted. My prayers for you.
  • Kathryn_in_MN
    Kathryn_in_MN Member Posts: 1,252
    Hang in there
    I'm hoping that your spike in CEA is caused by something else. My cancer in the pancreas turned out to be pancreatitis. So you just never know. Maybe you have something else going on that isn't cancer, but caused the spike - an infection somewhere or something else.

    While I don't wish infection or anything bad on you, I'm hoping you do have something wrong that is NOT cancer! Hoping for a cancer-free scan for you.