Tuesday, July 24, 2012

No surgery

Long story short, the x ray technicians could not find the spot/lump this morning and therefore mom didn't have the surgery.

Dr. Atwell will be in shortly and we'll have more information, but for now - no "lump removal" will happen today - good news!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Lunch with Miles and Camden

Friday mom and I drove to Ottawa to meet Greg and Demara at Aunt Carol's house. We all brought something for lunch so we didn't have to go out. It worked out well as Greg and Demara were driving through to go see Greg's family, and the stop would give the twins a break (as apparently they don't nap in the car) during the drive. G&D probably needed to get out of the van as well :)

The aunts were happy to get their twin time and the boys were great the entire time although it was hard to sit still for pictures. I think I took a couple of good photos.

Mom goes in for the procedure to remove the breast lump on Tuesday. She has to be at the hospital at 6:30 a.m. for whatever preparations they need to do, check her in and get settled, etc. I'll try and post something after all said and done - providing the hospital internet connection cooperates!
Aunt Carol, Miles, Aunt Rosemary, Camden, Aunt Barbara

Miles shows off his finger frogs

Camden was a bit shy about his frog fingers

Aunt Rosemary says goodbye to Camden and Miles is still smiling

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Doctor Visit

Mom had a visit with Dr. Porubcin yesterday and he was a very happy doctor after reviewing mom's blood counts. Her CA125 has gone down to 11 (was 16 the last time) and she hasn't been having many symptoms that would lead him to believe that the ovarian cancer is active. He still harasses her about "the cough" - and I have given up telling him that it's a "McCann thing" and just leave it be. He should be thankful that he has only one McCann to treat. I was tempted to invite him to the McCann reunion on July 28 so he could meet Aunt Carol and listen to her cough.

Mom is going to have a lump removed in her breast in a couple of weeks. At her last mammogram, the radiologist had some concerns about what he saw... and they did do a biopsy but didn't get enough tissue for a sample... so just to be on the safe side the lump is going to be removed. Dr. Atwell, the surgeon (at Hammond Henry in Geneseo) is going to do the procedure - a "needle op" and remove the tissue. This procedure will be an outpatient and they won't have to put mom all the way under/anesthetize. She is worried about her last blood clot / PE episode from February. The procedure is on July 24.

Both Atwell and Porubcin feel that the clots aren't a concern anymore, but as fast as they happen, it is something to worry about and always in the back of mom's mind.

Friday July 20 mom and I are going to Ottawa to see Greg and Demara and the twins. They are passing through and wanted to stop for a visit, so it's a great chance for mom to see the twins. We have talked about driving to Kentucky but think it's just a little out of reach, so driving two hours is a great option!