ichabod_crake (ichabod_crake) wrote,

Day off kinda....

I slept from 10 pm to 4 am, which is pretty awesome for me. After watching some episodes of One Piece on my laptop, I started to feel a little sleepy, so I rolled over and hoped for another hour or so. In my addled brain, I thought that my MRI was on Wednesday. I woke up feeling pretty good...it was 11:30 pm! Holy Crapamoly I gotta get going! Lucky for me, the hospital called to confirm my appointment for the next day and I breathed a sigh of relief.

That is, until I got a call from Dr. Kao.

My CT scan results showed two masses on my left lung and one on my right. They were pretty small, 4 mm, but still there. My hemoglobin count was low, but it was kinda expected due to all of the bleeding. The real kick was the result of the CEA test. CEA is the Carcinoembryonic Antigen and is used as a marker for cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. A normal person is usually <2. Anything over 20 generally means that the cancer is spreading. Mine was 48.3. To try and figure out what is going on, Dr. Lao has ordered a PET scan for next Wednesday. This is a more detailed CT scan and should allow them to see if there other tumors hanging out rent free...

At least I got to have dinner with all my kids, their better halves, and the sauce...
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