I got the phone call 2 days ago, the reminder call that I had an appointment with my oncologist today. I had planned to go skiing but I hadn't been to the oncologist for nearly a month so I felt that it was important to go.
When I arrived I was told that the doc wasn't in today and I would only be getting a lab test done. My appointment with the doc wasn't until next week. Thinking it would be silly to get stabbed twice for blood draws I asked what all the hubub was about. The receptionist then told me that I was scheduled for a CA19-9 tumor marker test today. It is the first one of these tests I have ever had. I have had another type of tumor marker test (AFP I think) but that was long ago. I find it interesting that I am just now getting this test, but hey, I am glad I am getting it.
I have an appointment next week to see the doc and discuss the results of the test and to schedule a PET scan. I was told by the nurses that I could call in tomorrow to get the results of the CA19-9 test if I wanted to. You better believe I am! I will keep you all posted. I am certain that it will be good news! Focus, focus, focus! Good news!
Many healthy blessings to all!