Monday, April 29, 2013

On an even keel...

Mom had a visit with Dr. Porubcin today - her monthly appointment to get her counts and go over her bloodwork. He had nothing but good things to say (her CA125 is at 40 - slightly up from last month but not a concern) about her health and how good she looked. Mom will continue to get her port flushed every six weeks and they will do another blood count check in 6 weeks, but he doesn't want to see her until July for a follow up.

...he still manages to get in a word or two about her cough!

I guess she is on an even keel for now and not getting worse. The cancer is there, but it isn't spreading or causing any symptoms. Mom has an appointment scheduled to have a consultation about getting the genetic testing done to see if she has the BRAC gene. She will know more in a couple of weeks.

Last Saturday Mom came over to help out at the 5K race that my friend Jayna and I coordinate - the Steve's Old Time Tap Spring Chaser. It was a beautiful day - not too cold and not too hot and not too windy. She stayed in the Packet Pick Up area for quite awhile and then came outside to enjoy the race - and get harassed by my hubs and his twin brother. They razz her all the time (about the cough!) and like to tease her into a trap of saying who she likes the best...Tom or Tim. Of course they both had cigars going as their race duties were at a standstill until the runners were off the course. Mom takes it all in stride and has a lot of fun with them. She was a nurse for three decades so she knows how to handle ornery people.
Tom, Mom and Tim at the Spring Chaser

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