Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Not a good day ?

After I received my 22nd 3DCRT treatment this morning, I attended my weekly consultation with the doctor. I checked with the good doctor on the progress of my treatment, and the good doctor told me not to be too anxious about the progress yet. I was advised to wait for the completion of the 3DCRT first, then come back again in another month for a computer tomography scan to evaluate the size of the tumor. I am expected to complete the whole course of 3DCRT on July 27th 2009.

The followings are my weekly blood test result on the CA 19.9 tumor marker :

19/06/2009 15,229
26/06/2009 12,187
03/07/2009 9,988
10/07/2009 4,618

So, over the period of 4 weeks, the tumor marker has dropped 70%, which is quite substantial. Hopefully, the percentage drop in the CA19.9 marker is proportionate to the reduction in size of the tumor at the pancreas. However, the doctor told me not to rely on the marker reading as indication of my progress, because the most accurate assessment is still based on the CT scan.

Whatever it is, I will have to look forward positively to manage the treatments and hopefully, I shall overcome this dreaded illness soon.

I am also very happy to be informed that my son graduation ceremony is scheduled in mid August 2009. Hopefully, I am fit enough to attend his graduation on that day. I thank the Almighty for his grace in guiding my son to complete his undergraduate course on schedule and qualified for graduation. Praise the Lord......

May all beings be well and healthy........

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Praise The LORD!
Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said "with men this is impossible, but with God are things are possible'!
Deut 6 Amen

Jacy Wong said...

Yes Kai Yeh You can do it!!! Keep it UP!!!

Christine said...

Praise the Lord Uncle! Work hard to get well, and eat well too

Congrats on Ivan's graduation..

Christine said...

Praise the Lord Uncle! Work hard to get well, and eat well too

Congrats on Ivan's graduation..

kitying said...

Congrats on Ivan's graduation! Happy to hear the good news. Pray that this treatment will help you fight this sickness. Stay positive and dwell only on things that are excellent. Hope you will eat well and regain weight. Keep up the hgh spirits!