Topic: Scan Anxiety/Good news??
Hi all. I have not posted in a while either and wanted to give an update and possibly get some input. I just started my third cycle of gem/cis. So far I am tolerating it well. I would say my side effects are mostly fatigue. Though, emotionally I constantly feel like a wreck and this could be due to many reasons! But it seems like I have been more on a roller coaster ride since I have started my chemo. My doctor just put in my blood test results in my chart online and I am excited to say that my tumor marker has gone down a bit. She says this is good news but the best assessment will be from my scan on October 7th. I am super nervous and hoping and praying mine has had some shrinkage or at least stable. I guess my question would be since the marker has gone down does that indicate much of anything? She did say it is good news, but not necessarily why it is good news. So I now sit and play the waiting game as I anxiously await for October 7th to arrive. As always prayers, hope, and strength to all!