The Good News first -- My tumor markers have stayed the same and are still in the normal range.
The Not-So-Good News --
part 1) I have to have a biopsy next week on Tuesday for a rash that has continued to appear/disappear ever since chemo. My oncologist does not think it is cancerous, but she is worried that it keeps coming back. Hopefully, this will
part 2) My liver enzymes had a fairly big increase in this set of bloodwork with one that had been normal becoming high this time. My liver enzymes were barely increased when my liver was full of cancer, but they have been steadily rising in the past year which seems a bit backward. It does make us quite a bit nervous as to what is causing it. I'm going off of any supplements and pain-killers along with reducing my only new med in the last 3 months until we repeat the bloodwork in a week & 1/2. Just hoping that it will decrease from that, and that we won't have to take a next step. There always is the possibility that something is brewing in the liver and my tumor markers just aren't being reliable, but with the good scan in December when the enzymes were already going up, that doesn't seem to be very likely.
So anyway, it is a bit hard to be too excited about my markers when there are several other unanswered questions. Thank you for the prayers for good tumor markers, and please pray that we will both get answers & get them quickly on these two other concerns. Have a good weekend!