My latest CT scan wasn’t too surprising. There were again signs of continued tumour growth in my liver and lungs and it looks like there is a new nodule on my pancreas.

The current chemotherapy may still be helping to slow down the growth so it makes sense to continue on this treatment at least for a few more cycles.

To help combat my biggest liver tumourĀ I will be having 5 days of radiation treatment in London starting May 10. Hopefully this will reduce the size of my biggest liver tumour which may also help my current chemotherapy to be able to attack this tumour better as well.

Prayer requests:

  • Please pray that the radiation will help and for Leanne as she takes me to London for each of the treatments.
  • My oncologist has given me a new prescription to help with fatigue. Please pray that it works.
  • We will be leaving for a vacation with most of the kids this week on May 1. Please pray for our safety and that my health won’t cause any significant challenges or expenses on our trip.

Treatment update

The results of my last CT scan (January) were mixed. There was a slight reduction of growth on my larger tumours but possibly signs of growth on a few smaller tumours.

Since that scan I have had 3 more CEA results. The first one showed yet another fairly significant drop (early February) but my late February result was a little higher followed by my latest CEA result of a few days ago which was also a little higher.

See a chart showing all of my CEA results since my initial diagnosis.

I have yet another CT scan coming up this week that should shed some more light on these results. My oncologist seems to have a lot of ideas of what we can try next but as far as standard treatment goes, there are very few options left and they are not very effective.

This new chemo treatment is definitely making me feel more tired in the days after treatment which is different than what I experienced with my other treatments. The rash is pretty maintainable, it usually leaves my face alone. I miss all my hair.

Lately I have been having trouble with my appetite. It is becoming very difficult to find foods that are remotely appealing to me. This has affected my weight a bit but we are working on it.

Thank you for your continued prayers.

Please continue to pray for us. It would be nice if my current, familiar treatment would start working like it did in the beginning again but I’m not sure how likely that is.

Pray for more treatment options.