The rabbits have been found and its not good news!
So, after being told my colonoscopy, CT and PET scans were all clear, but my CEA markers were still slowly rising, the oncologist and the radiology consultant got together to have a more in depth look at my PET scans, and guess what? They found something!!!!
Unfortunately it is not good news as it appears that the cancer has spread into my abdomen and will be difficult to treat .
They think the cells 'jumped' over when my tumour broke through my bowel wall.
They gave me 3-6 months life expectancy with no chemo, or an average of 18-24 months with chemo (Folfiri and Cetuximab (if they can get funding!))
I'm assuming that as my CEA markers remained at 1 during Capecetabine chemo that that had kept the growth at bay, as as soon as I finished the chemo the CEA markers started to slowly rise.
Seeing my oncologist tomorrow to find out whats next. I'm hoping I'll be accepted for HIPEC as this seems to be the only thing that could possibly prolong my life.
Not good times...... I'm only 59, just become a grandad again, with a 3rd grandchild due in September.
I've told people not to pray for me as I have lost all faith in the Lord above, having put me through this shit (sorry!)
Don't suppose anyone can give me any hope?
A warning for others... clear lymph nodes and blood cells does not always, unfortunately, mean that the cancer has not spread as I have now found out!!