All of mom's blood counts/numbers are good AND her CA125 is still hovering in the 4's. Hallelujah! That low number made Dr. P. very happy and he considers mom an amazing case of Ovarian Cancer remission.
Mom also had her osteoporosis test results and thankfully that has not progressed any further as well - it is still at a negative 3 [something]... but no worse that the previous osteoporosis test done the year before. The chemo does take a toll on the bones, but Dr. Porubcin is happy that osteoporosis has not progressed and credits mom with her walking regimen. In the winter months mom gets her walking done throughout the halls at Hammond Henry Hospital. She does at least a mile or more and that is impressive to me. She can hold her own on a walk.
After Dr. Porubcin said how amazing mom is doing, then he said that he was concerned that he hadn't heard mom cough during the visit. As Dr. Porubcin has gotten to know mom over the years, he has gotten to know her cough (as we all have) and is now worried that she is not coughing as much. Are doctors ever satisfied?
Mom's next check up is scheduled for 6 months - the fact that she is scheduled that far out is a good sign that no one is worried about her cancer growing anytime soon. Cheers!
|Mom and Uncle Steve walking in Peoria Race for the Cure 2017|