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traci43
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As you may recall, two weeks ago I was really bummed because my CEA was rising, well I went in for cycle 5 of Irinotecan & Avastin & Xeloda to find that it went down over 6 points!  Serious happy danceLaughing.  Not sure why, but I hope and pray it continues. I've neer had a CEA spike from cancer dieoff, so I don't think that was it.  Maybe it's just taken my body awhile to really get to the cancer. I still havent talked to the surgeon, we'll see if I can get through after the holidays.  Right now, I'm just too happy.  Here are my numbers:

Cycle 1 - 18.6 CEA

Cycle 2 - 15.9

Cycle 3 - 18.4 (cold, diaherra, no irinotecan or avastin) - maybe the cold caused the initial spike?

Cycle 4 - 21.4 - not taking all three drugs made it worse?

Cycle 5 - 15.2 - back on the downward trend

I guess that means I really need to take all three drugs and not get sick!  Happy Holidays everyone!  I'm celebrating, hope you are too.  Traci

 

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karguy
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It sounds like a merry christmas,I hope they continue to go down.Have a happy holidays.

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lp1964
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Joined: Jun 2013

Just got to keep trying until you get it right. Lets go to single digits by next time.

Laz

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fatbob2010
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Great to hear that you have gotten an early present.  Hope it is a gitft that keeps on giving with more good news after each lab report...

Art

Chelsea71
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Ya hoo!  Great news.  What a wonderful Christmas present.  Keep up the good work!

 

Chelsea

UncleBuddy
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Joined: Aug 2013

I pray that those numbers keep decreasing! Good luck and Merry Christmas!!!!

Lin

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Annabelle41415
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That sounds like it is working.  Wishing you the best for the Christmas Season.

Kim

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thingy45
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fantastic, always nice to hear good news. Wishing you a merry Christmas and a healthy 2014

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herdizziness
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Wonderful news just before Christmas.  Dancing along with you. Love this kind of news!!! Keep it up!!

Merry Merry Christmas!

Winter Marie

janderson1964
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That's great news Traci. Thanks for the update.

Merry Christmas

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That's great news Traci. Ever since I was diagnosed with CRC & joined this loving forum, the happiest news for me in life is someone beating this monster & heading to win the race. Sending my prayers to you for a continuous downward trend in your CEA & of course the good news of NED. Wish you & your family a Mary Christmas & a Happy New year.   

Gavin  

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Have a great holiday, and keep those numbers going down. 

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traci43
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Thanks for sharing in my good news.  It did make for a wonderful Christmas. Traci

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Going down seems to look good on you :)  Enjoy your holidays.

Kim

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traci43
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Wish my weight would go down, that would look really good on me!  Thanks for the kind words!  Traci

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