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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I got a message last night from my oncologist that my tumor marker number has gone up again. This isn't good. Bummer. So we're going to do a PET scan in May to see what's going on with the cancer. Besides that--I'm feeling quite well. I'm thinking of trying to be vegan for a month to see if it does anything to the numbers. I may also check into alternative things or see if Huntsman is doing any clinical trials/studies that I could try out.

5 comments:

tatum said...

sorry to hear that, when that happens are the numbers likely to stay up or do they flucuate. i will pray they will go back down,you have been doing so good! hopefully you still feel good for the next little while, jenn you are amazing, so glad we are friends.

JennJewkes said...

I guess the numbers can go up and down. When they're going up, it means the treatments aren't working. When the numbers go down, it means treatment is working. My number is also very high (it started out that way in December). That's also not something in my favor--but that's why I'm hoping for a miracle.

The tumor marker is Ca 15-3 and a normal number would be between 0 and 31. I'm at 2,305. I talked to someone yesterday who's had this for awhile, and she said her number was 60--and she's not doing very well. I wonder if that's really her number.

Marci said...

Oh, Jenn. I am so sorry to hear that the numbers are up. You are in my thoughts and prayers each day. Still praying for that miracle!!! Thank you for your example of strength.

Kamille said...

Cancer sucks. I don't have too much else to say. You handle everything beautifully. I'm sure you feel different on the inside, but from the outside it sure looks like you have it all together.

Audrey said...

Jenn, you are so amazing. I can't even comment on the Cancer aspect. So let just talk about how fun it was to break into your mother's home and lift a few precious items. I love you, if anyone deserves a miracle or has enough faith and determination it is You! Love Audrey