Monday, April 6, 2015

CA 125 count, eye surgery...anniversary

Barb and Harry, mid 1960's
Today, April 6, is Harry and Barbs wedding anniversary! I can't remember if they were married in 1962 or 1963. I think my cousin Daryl was born in 62 and then they were married in 63. She is napping right now (we were up at 4:30 a.m. today for eye surgery!) so I will ask her when she wakes up.

Harry and Barb were quite the hip couple back in the day. If my father were still alive today they would have been married over 50 years.

Mom had her scheduled blood work done last week and it showed that her CA125 level went up slightly. I'm not thinking this is a big deal because her CA125 level has gone up and down by a point or two over the last couple of years. Of course I get excited when it goes down... but when it goes up a little it's a non issue...she doesn't have any other symptoms and is feeling good. Her next visit with Dr. Porubcin isn't until the end of May.

So today mom had eye surgery (left cataract) early this morning and everything went well. She has known for awhile that she needed cataract surgery, so since she is on a chemo break, now is the time. The procedure itself doesn't take that long...but we were at Trinity Unity Point for about 3 1/2 hours total time with the waiting and prepping with eye drops, etc. In about 4-6 weeks she should be noticing improvement in her sight. Dr. Wagle (SP?) said that in a couple of years mom will probably need her right eye done.

We had a nice Easter yesterday - mom sang in the choir at TWO church services... and then we went to brunch with two out of three boys and then my in-laws (Tom's brother and family). It was a nice day to be with family.

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