Colon Cancer Sucks Ass

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Good News... It's About Time!

I only have the energy for a quick update. Last Friday I had a CT scan to see what effects chemotherapy is having on the tumors in my liver. I saw Dr. W today and although the final report is not in, he looked over the scans and said that there is definite improvement from where I was three months ago. My CEA number (a blood marker that is raised by cancer cell growth) has been going down. Overall, things are going in the right direction. This is all VERY good news.


  • At 8:57 AM, Anonymous Jessica said…

    Yeeeeeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaaaaw! Seems yesterday brought good news to a couple of us ... Phil's coke commerical and more importantly your A+ health report! Keep up the good work ... Although we don't spend a lot of time together, you're in my thoughts often. Love, Jess

  • At 9:56 AM, Anonymous Billy said…

    christine!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this GREAT news!!! keep smiling and fighting. kick its ass!!!
    big hugs,

  • At 10:58 AM, Blogger kiwidebra said…

    That is awesome! I'm sure it's just the start of much more good news for you. To quote a t-shirt, you're gonna Nip It In the Butt!

  • At 9:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That is so great to hear that everything is going so well! I am so happy to hear that! I think this calls for another shirt

  • At 8:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Great news. I bet your mom is out there with you. Keep up the great work. Have fun. We love you very much.
    Ed & Kim

  • At 10:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That is wonderful news! High-Five! Your in my prayers!
    Sarah R.

  • At 10:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Nice to hear the good news. We are friends of your mom in Nebraska. She's been keeping us updated. We are happy to hear that the treatment is working. We'll keep you in our prayers.

    Bob and Cel Manahan

  • At 12:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Good new is right!!!!.

    Love you,


  • At 12:27 PM, Anonymous Kip said…

    About time. You can start working on my garage like you promised. What garage you ask. All I can say is you were under heavy morphine and I have a tape recording of you. It is not my fault you can't remember.... ;)

  • At 3:37 PM, Anonymous Jason said…

    Good news is a huge understatement. I would have to say it is GREAT news! This sounds like the perfect opportunity to schedule a time for me to visit. You should round up the troops, I will do the same here and we can have a weekend renedezvous in Las Vegas. How does that sound? Shoot me an e-mail at one of these addresses as I am not good at checking the blog as often as I should.

    Keep up the positive atitude it helps!

    Love you,

  • At 4:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This is great news!!! Keep it up and you will be able to go on my Canda Canoe trip in July. Ha Ha



  • At 5:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Good for you! Talk about courage in the face of something so difficult - I love that you've dealt with this challenge with positive energy, good humor, and grace. I've had a couple of people in my family pass away from cancer, and I feel like telling people about my experience with the disease honors their memory in some way.

    You're the perfect example of what a survivor is. If you want to help spread the word about colon cancer, check out - it's a site where people can learn more about colon cancer, send e-cards to loved ones telling them to get tested, read blogs from others who are getting colonoscopies; you can even watch video of a doctor removing a polyp. It's just a good resource for those who want to get more informed about colon cancer.

    You're in my thoughts and prayers - keep your head up :).


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