Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Chemo day

Mom had her chemo treatment yesterday - it was the long one with the Taxitere and Carboplatin both in the same session. She did well and didn't have any adverse/uncomfortable issues as sometimes she has with the Benedryl bag.

Most uncomfortable was the weather! Sub-zero wind chills and high winds made it for a very cold day. My car had a hard time staying fully heated especially when we were heading into the wind! Thank goodness for seat heaters!

Today it is supposed to get UP to 24 degrees - which is still COLD but much better than yesterday. Mom has her Neulasta shot at noon today and that should be it for this week.

Next week mom is scheduled for a scan. Dr. Porubcin wanted to get an update on her progress with this round and see if some of the lymph nodes decreased in size. Her CA125 is staying low so that is a good sign.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Chemo day

Everyone loves mom's fleece hats! 
Mom's visit with Dr. Porubcin went well. Her counts were good and he scheduled her for Taxetere today and then the double dose next Tuesday. After the session is done next week he wants to do a torso scan to see where her cancer is at and if it has lessened in some areas. Overall, good news that she may not have many more chemo sessions.

Everyone in the chemo room got a kick out of mom's fleece hat. She made it herself (she has several) and I wouldn't be surprised if mom cranks out a couple of hats to put back in the free hat/wig area. Even Tom liked her hat that she wore on Christmas! I daresay mom receives more complements on her hats that she does her wig.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

Mom and Scotty
We had a great holiday and mom spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with us. As usual we ate too much food - Tom cooked a turkey so we had to have potatoes and stuffing along with it. Mom brought some home-grown squash and cookies from a cookie-walk at church. It was a nice holiday and mom felt pretty good since she didn't have chemo the week before.

Chemo is scheduled for next Tuesday (Jan 5) - as long as her counts hang in there. It should not be an issue as she had a Neulasta shot after her last chemo session and also since she has had a break for the last couple of weeks.

We are looking forward to a healthy 2016 once mom gets through this round of chemo. Cheers!