Quote for October
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom His whole family in heaven derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen!
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Current Chromogranin A Numbers
My oncologist's nurse mailed me the results from my CgA check on 8/24/2011. The test was done after I had already eaten breakfast, but my blood glucose was only 91, so it wasn't very much breakfast.
Chromogranin A result 67.
Reference range: 0 to 95 ng.mL
Method: Cisboi Chromoa(TM)EIA
So that was a normal number that is believable.
The results from 7/28/2011. Also done after eating breakfast.
Chromogranin A result 96.
This was done the day after I had gotten my first injection of 40mg of Octreotide. The CgA was high, but I think it was higher before the injection. It was a time when I had feelings of intense heat in my back. Now I am not as hot, but I still heat up and perspire easily.
It's curious to me that last year I began having symptoms from Carcinoid that involved lots of diarrhea from about August 25-November 5. Then I had a nice break and was doing great at my birthday in January. Then since May 1, I have been more and more dizzy. It is more frequent and bothersome than just a month ago, and I keep forgetting to mention it. In May I began to get the really hot sweats. I have diarrhea about once a week. So the symptoms occur in cycles. Curious.