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traci43's picture
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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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Thanks for the hope!

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

18 months, congratulations! 

May you see many more 18 months ahead. 

Sue - Trubrit

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I got the happy dance!

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

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

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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...

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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

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Thats a nice long time, great ! 


Merry Christmas, Christ is born.

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thanks Dave.  Merry Christams to you and yours.

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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. :)

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

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