Monday, June 23, 2008

Test Results

As many of you know, I had a Dr's Appt last week. I finally got around to calling the nurse today to find out the results of my tumor marker test. I will attempt to be somewhat somber in communicating my news...with attempting being the important word to note. Ok, here we go...

For a quick review (& taken from a previous post) "There is a blood test (CA-19-9) that is a tumor marker test which I take periodically. Normal is 0 to 37. On March 24th my results were 795 and on May 12th it had dropped to 106." As of last week, my numbers have increased significantly.

Now, I know some of you will say 'how much' and I will say 'Significantly'. So, if you are thinking 'ah, she'll tell me I'll just ask.' I just want to make sure you know, right up front, that I won't. This way you can avoid that feeling of rejection & I can avoid feeling badly that you feel badly, because I still won't tell you.

But on a good note, my liver function is looking pretty good. Go Organs that Regenerate!! I can now drink an occasional glass of red wine because my liver counts are great & I'm no longer considered 'liver-compromised'. I wonder, how many calories are in a glass of red wine? Oops, sorry, I'm digressing. Anyway, my liver function is looking great and I have a CAT scan scheduled for mid-July just before my next Dr's Appt.



Keish said...

Thanks for sharing your journey with us. You amaze me!
Love you friend!

Amy said... high was it? You set me up to ask! We miss you!

Love you much,
Amy, Marc, Lucas, Jordan, and Elie...and the dogs if you wish.

P.S. it's only grapes...can't be to high in the calorie compared to a whole pizza for example!

Jesse said...

Love you and always thinking of you, Your friend Jesse!

Marlers said...

You are such an awesome lady and you inspire me so much! Hang in there & know you are loved & remembered in prayer. :)

Cinda said...

I won't ask. I will just keep you in my heart and in my prayers.