Karen's exhausted today, primarily from chemo. Generally when she's tired it's either from chemo or from the drugs she takes to ease chemo, all of which make you drowsy. Today it's from chemo alone.
She had her pump removed and as always we got a CEA reading. Unfortunately the CEA has stayed roughly the same as last time. I spoke to the nurses and they assured me that this is still not a bad thing. There will be disappointments along the way with cancer and this is just one of them. The fact that it's dropped so much since we started is still a good thing.
I've also had conversations with our insurance as Sloan Kettering (our preferred location for surgery) is out of network for us. They've initiated the process of obtaining a case-worker to be dedicated to our case and will see what comes of it.
We will know more after round seven but for now I'm gritting my teeth and adopting the McCloud motto: Hold Fast!