Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Last cycle...?...

Mom had an appointment with Dr. Porubcin today before she started the next chemo cycle. Overall he was happy with the progress... all of her blood counts were good (liver, kidney, white blood, etc). The last CA125 count was down to a little over 700, but he didn't have a count to go on today because it takes a couple of days to get the test done. They took a CA125 count yesterday so hopefully it will be ready in a couple of days.

Depending on what the next CA125 number turns out to be, she may have to go through another cycle of the chemo. She was a little disheartened because she thought this would be her last cycle, but, as he said, if it doesn't go down enough then she will need another cycle to bring the count down to where it should be. She could go into February if he feels she needs another cycle.

We had a great Christmas weekend. She spent a couple of days at our house and lost a little sleep because the Rock Island snow plows were going by every 30 minutes to clear the snow. There was a lot of food - we had steaks for Christmas Eve dinner and then plenty of cookies and chocolate nut clusters. The Monday after Christmas we drove to Ottawa to meet up with her cousins Marge & Myrna (from Grandma's side of the family) for lunch at the Cracker Barrel. They looked the same... just a little older, as we all do. It was nice to see them and we all discussed doing the same thing again next year.

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