Monthly Archives: October 2014

Back to the hard stuff

So after 8 weeks on Vectibix we know it isnt working.  My tumors have grown and my tumor marker has steadily increased.  Thus, next week I am going back on Folfox. It is a little scary because I did have … Continue reading

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Posted in Cancer, chemo, Colon Cancer, Folfox, Vectibix | 3 Comments

Fighting back

I left my doctor’s office last week depressed.  Basically she told me that with my rising tumor marker she wouldn’t be surprised if we saw tumor growth.  (my scan is next week)  This also led to a discussion of returning … Continue reading

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Posted in Cancer, Colon Cancer, Vectibix | Tagged | 13 Comments

Fatigue is different from being tired

I don’t think that people who have never had a serious illness truly understand that fatigue is different from being tired.  Tired is when you dont get enough sleep or you run yourself ragged.  However, you can reverse tired by … Continue reading

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nerves

They ran my CEA yesterday.  It is up from 8 to 11.  I know this isn’t terribly high, but combine the increasing tumor marker with the last scan that showed a tumor growing and I am justifiably nervous that perhaps … Continue reading

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Posted in Cancer, Colon Cancer, Surviving Colon Cancer, Vectibix | 7 Comments