Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy Christmas

The whirlwind of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day came and went. Mom came over to our house for presents and Christmas Eve dinner and then stayed overnight. Yesterday, Christmas Day, we pretty much took it easy and ate leftovers and watched movies. Mom and I went on a short walk at Longview Park with the dogs. It was very cold and the sidewalks weren't very clear so we did the best we could. At least we were outdoors for some fresh air. Mom also had a chance to try out the new coat she received for Christmas - her two requirements are that the coat cover her bum and have a sturdy hood. She said she stayed warm for all of the 20 minutes we were outside, so I guess I did ok in the gifting department. 

The good news for the week is that the doctor's office called last week to give mom and update on her blood counts - and her CA125 dropped a couple of points to 34! That means that she will just have to check in again at the end of January to do another port flush and get a new series of blood work done. Hopefully that number will just stay the same, and as long as she doesn't have any other symptoms, she could be good for the winter and not have to look at starting chemo again.

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