Saturday, January 29, 2011

Nearly the end of the cycle

I went to have a CT scan yesterday, after I had had a Bowen massage. Gail was able to relieve most of my aches and pains (leftovers from the fall, I am sure). I managed to mess up the CT appointment time again. I was convinced it was at noon and arrived 15 minutes early. WRONG! I was supposed to be there at 10.45 and had been noted as a no show. I burst into tears. However, they managed to fit me in and I had the scan.

We are hoping that this one will show the SIRT has had some effect on the liver tumours. The last scan, back in October and before the radiation, was not good - some of the liver tumours had coalesced and the lung tumours had grown. When I had my last blood test almost 3 weeks ago the CEA was higher than it has ever been, but the doctor said then that sometimes the tumours release more antigen as they die. I hope this is the case.

I will have another blood test on Tuesday and see the oncologist on Wednesday before I have another infusion. My hair loss has slowed considerably, but I expect that will resume with the next dose. I am still really tired and spend most of my time asleep or in a chair. Gail commented that I have lost muscle mass in my legs and shoulders and recommended that I make a greater effort to exercise - even walking a couple of times around the clothesline. I promised I would try.


  1. I'm hoping you get a really great result from this latest scan.

    It's good to suggest that you do more exercise but it's not always possible when you're feeling totally exhausted.
    Just do what you can, when you can. If you have a good day, walk and if it's a bad day, sleep and rest.
    Hoping for the best news when you get your results xxxx

  2. Oh, I am so sorry. You have been through a lot lately. Its nerve wracking to wait for the results.... sending you a cyber hug and best wishes.

  3. I hope you are feeling better Joan, that horrible fall must have jolted your body. Good luck with your scan, always in my heart and prayers......:-)Hugs