Sunday, February 12, 2006

Nana's Update

Mom is hanging in there these days. Her last chemo, her 6th and last in this (and hopefully only) series, really through her for a loop-de-loop. And dad too I think. It was a pretty hard week for them both, but mom especially as she was really sick for several days. Probably the worst she's felt since late summer at the onset of the ovarian cancer.

Thankfully, she is feeling better now that the drugs are leaving her body again. They have ventured out a bit lately, even going over to the church for a note writing session to church members who have not been to church in a while. I'm so glad that she feels up to these things. It puts a sunshine in her voice that I don't hear over the phone when she's feeling icky.

She had a CT on the 8th of February and is now waiting for results when she sees her pulmonologist next week. They are looking for masses or any sign that the cancer is still lingering. Her CA125 numbers are not as low as the doctors were shooting for so there is a fairly good possibility there is more chemotherapy on the horizon for her. Not what we want, but if that is what will keep the cancer reducing and send it to remission, Mom is ready for that.

I appreciate all of you who have kept up with her and who have kept those prayers going up daily. It means the world to us and make her day to day struggles a bit easier. You are a blessing!


Rachelle said...

I'm so glad to hear that the treatments are finished and that your mom is feeling up to a few outings. I'm praying for you all and hope that this is the beginning of a quick and thorough recovery!

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with your mom and you for her CT scan. I hope it goes very well.