Monday, February 4, 2008

Quick Update from Sean

I figured you are all curious about the results of my MRI. Finally some good news! It's not in my brain. So there is at least one part of me that is cancer-free. Also, I'm sitting here on the chemo drip right now and my nurse (who looks like Jeff Foxworthy) brought me the results of the blood work they did today. I'll try to explain. One of the ways they monitor the cancer is by looking at certain markers in your blood. For my type of cancer the biggest marker is your AFP level. (Alpha Feta Protein or something like that). Anyways, a normal person's level is 15. Mine was 7308 at the start of all this. Crazy I know. Anyways, its 2300 as of today so I have dropped about 5000 points. In other words, my body is responding well to the chemotherapy. My body is beating down the cancer like the red-headed stepchild that it is. This probably means the giant creature in my abdomen has shrunk significantly as well. I feel like it has because my stomach feels a lot less hard and distended when I touch it. 3 weeks down, 9 to go.

Love, Sean

5 comments:

Eric said...

I hope the nurse that looks like Jeff Foxworthy is a guy, otherwise that is one freaky woman.

Anonymous said...

Haha yeah, it was a male nurse. Thanks goodness.

Anonymous said...

Wow..."thanks goodness?" That's not even English. I'll blame the cancer.

Melanie Whiting said...

That is all great news!! Hang in there!

debbie said...

I'M SO GLAD ITS NOT IN YOUR BRAIN. I NEW IT WAS'NT ANYWAY. YOUR GOING TO BEAT THIS. BUT I HATE THAT YOUR HAVING TO GO THROUGH ALL THIS. I FEEL SO BAD. I WISH I COULD TAKE THIS ALL AWAY FROM YOU. I LOVE YOU AND HANG IN THERE. LOVE YOU, AUNT DEBBIE..............