Gwennie Speaks

Monday, January 09, 2006

Back to the Dark Side of the Moon

Actually it is not all that bad. I saw the doc today and the CAT scan of my entire torso showed no change. That is the good news but the CA 27-29 tumor marker continues to rise. That is the blood test that tracks general movement and activity of the cancer. On this information and the fact that I have felt some aching in my hips, tailbone and ribs (and tingly hands and toes Yikes!) makes him think that the dastardly disease is actually growing and moving within my bones not on them.....which is why nothing showed on the bone scan in November.

So now it is back to throwing up (good thing to lose some of this self-indugent fat), losing hair (hello ugly wig), being tired (good excuse to do nothing). Although the doc says it should not be as bad this time. We shall see. I continue to follow with great interest the development of this disease and plan to be strong and good as long as I can.