Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spring (?) weather

This week mom felt pretty good, despite the dismal spring weather. This morning we went to the Palm Sunday Service at First U Methodist. It's so comforting to know that she has so many close friends watching out for her. Connie and Lyn Paris were back from Arizona (I heard Mr. Paris before I saw him as he was in the pew behind us - what a great singing voice) and the rest of the regulars enjoyed brunch at the Victorian Manor Inn after the service.

Last week after chemo mom had a couple of rough days but got over the hump pretty quickly. Her hands and feet are tender. The feet especially - they are red and peeling but no blisters thus far. And surprisingly her hair isn't falling out too quickly. She said that a few strands have come out here and there but nothing like she expected. I think the five-week regimen for the Doxil will work out well. Her CA125 count did get up to over 800, however it has dropped down to the 700's. Hopefully the number will be even lower when she gets in check next time. Dr. Porubcin didn't give any indication about how long he was going to keep mom on Doxil but if the CA125 count keeps going down then maybe he will have a timeframe in mind later.

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