Dr. Visit (01/03/2013)Posted: 01/03/2013
Scans are Clear but CEA continues to climb…
Today we went in for a doctor visit to review the results from the chest, abdomen, and pelvis CT scan (done on Sunday December 30). The good news is that the scan shows all clear. The bad news is that today’s CEA level jumped up from 19 (test from 12/13) to 40 (test done this morning).
Given the rising CEA the doctor wants to do more tests to see if he can find the source of the rising CEA (tumors?). So now I’m scheduled for a colonoscopy (1/7), PET scan (1/15), and MRI (1/15). I’ll receive a CEA test on Thursday 1/17 as well as meet with the doctor to review the results of these additional round of tests.
The lesson I’m learning from all these tests is to live life one day at a time, And most importantly, resist fretting or worrying and to simply Trust in God.
Connie and I were lucky to enjoy a nice break from work over the holidays. And Sarah came home for the holidays as well. And we all did a few things over the holidays as well, living life one day at a time!
On Saturay 12/22 were all attended the Scamihorn Family Christmas (Thank You Mary and Jim for hosting us all). My entire family was present! The first picture below are of me, my brother and four sisters. The second picture is of our entire family (a rare time where we are all together).
On Sunday 12/23 we attended the candle light Christmas services at First Wes in Battle Creek. The music and homily were exceptional! Christmas Eve was a quiet evening at home. Christmas day was a good day with presents, a delicious breakfast, and a day of games, movies, and family fun. On the day after Christmas we all went to Kalamazoo for a family photo session (in the snow as it turned out). After two hours of photo’s we went to Burdicks and enjoyed a delicious family dinner. I am excited to see all the different pictures (hopefully we’ll see them soon).
Sarah’s flight home was on 1/30. Good news, her flights were on time this year! Several of us gathered at the Motor City Brewery to have lunch with her before dropping her off for her return flight to Boston.
On Friday 12/29 25 of us (friends and family) went to a K-wings hockey game! We got to see and touch the Stanley Cup as an extra treat!
Towards the end of the holidays, in time for going back to work, I ended up with the head cold that is going around. I think the worst of it is behind me now.
Your continued prayers are welcomed and appreciated!
And know that I continue to pray for all of you as well!
Love to all of you as we begin this new year!