4 week CEA Check

by Karen on February 11, 2016

in Steve's Cancer Updates

Steve had an appointment this week with his oncologist to go over his blood work and his CEA number is 12 right now… it was 11 last month. That’s GOOD! No big jump. So chemo will stay the same for another month (2 treatments).  The doctor scheduled a CT Scan and a Bone Scan the beginning of March before we see him again. If there is a 20% increase or there are new tumors, he’ll switch his chemo to the Oxiliplatian (for 6 months), if not then he’ll stay as he is for another month.

That being said, it was a good appointment because he can keep going with this chemo for another month.  So we bought another month!

In the meantime, we are going to plan another family trip.  This time to Disneyland in California.  We aren’t surprising the girls this time, as a matter of fact we already told them.  They are super excited.  We will just continue to make memories.

It’s crazy to think it’s been 20 months since his diagnosis.  Today he had his 41st chemo.  41 chemos!!!  And he still gets up and goes to work every day, including the day after chemo (he works in the morning only).  Some day when the girls are facing a challenge, all they will have to do is look back at what daddy did while going through chemo and they’ll realize there is nothing they can not do.

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