I wanted to let you all know I got the results from my labs this week. Well, I got my CEA level back. I assume everything else is normal since the nurse practitioner didn't mention the other labs that I have drawn weekly. My CEA level was 6.9, before it was 7 something, so it has gone down a little bit. That is good, atleast it is not going up and is still going down some. Normal is around 4 so this is not bad! I meet with my doctor on Monday the 9th of July, after next week (4th of July week). I have lots to talk to him about and ask him, same old stuff, what is the plan, where do we go from here. I want to see if I can have "surgery" or a procedure to go in laproscopically to look to see what it looks like in there as far as the cancer goes, since nothing else is quite definitive. This would probably be after my next scans which I believe is in another month. Anyway, labs are good for now.
I was so excited today, Ella went pee pee on the potty for the first time. This morning as we were playing, she mentioned pee pee, so I took off her diaper and she sat on the little potty we borrowed from Andrea. She sat and read a book for awhile, then got off the potty, then she went back and sat down and went pee pee. It was sooo exciting. I hope she tries it again soon. I wanted to let you all know, this is an exciting moment. Yeaaaa Ella!!!
I have been having a little bit more pain the last day and night, I woke up last night hurting and had to take some pain medication. This morning it still hadn't subsided so I had to double up on my pain medication, which I haven't had to do in awhile. I am not sure why I am having more pain, maybe there is more stuff dying in there and that is why I hurt. This is what I hope anyway.
I have a big weekend ahead, my dad's side of the family has a family reunion around this time every other year. It will be great to see family we don't see much. We will play out at my Uncle's farm in Ottawa a day, then go to my parents lake house a day. It should be fun. Then there is the 4th, again at my parents lake house, always a great time with friends, family, fun and food!!! Again, one of my favorite times of year. I hope you all have fun plans for the 4th as well. Have a good hump day tomorrow! shawndra