Hi everyone – just a quick note to let you know the latest on the health front. I haven’t yet gotten back to blogging the way I had hoped to, but hopefully I’ll find time. Today’s a good time to give a report because I have good news to share.
I had a CT Scan last week and got the results yesterday – everything is improving. The doc went through and read the results on a bunch of the tumors they are tracking and all have shrunk. At this point we are dealing in millimeters, so nothing dramatic, but a bunch of the tumors in my lungs went from something like, say 6 mm to 4 mm, or something like that. The tumors in my liver also showed signs of shrinking.
Also, the CEA, which is a blood tumor marker, went from a 14 to a 9, that is good, the smaller the CEA number the better.
So, this means that this latest round of chemo is working, so I again give thanks to God for good news like this and for each new day of life.
I also give thanks to you, I know that God answers the prayers of His people.
Overall, I’m feeling pretty lousy, but that comes with chemo. It’s not unbearable, but it is irritating to not feel like getting out of bed most of the time, at least during the weeks I am on a chemo. I am taking an oral chemo called xeloda, which is 7 days on and 7 days off, plus I get Avastin, once every other week – I have to go to the hospital to get that by IV.
So, I have 7 days of feeling pretty lousy but I rebound pretty good the other 7 days and am able to enjoy life and get some work done.
So again, thanks for all of your prayers and I’ll try to keep you updated.