Thursday, April 9, 2009

Chemo #5

Today mom and dad received good news from Jenny, one of mom's nurses at the cancer center, and also the lead nurse of her trial. Mom's CA125 is down to 19! This is only after 4 chemo treatments. She just had her fifth chemo yesterday, and has one more to go. We are very positive that the chemo is makes her weeks from hell worth it. Mom sounded great (she kept yelling things out so I could hear her in the background as I was talking to dad) and dad sounds wonderful, too.

They figured out that instead of mom getting the ONE shot right after chemo (you know, the one that left her with migraines?) she'll come back one week after her chemo and take 10 consecutive days of shots instead. It's more of a hassle, but this allows mom to get through her week from hell period and the chances of headaches are a LOT less. Dad was going to call and see if she could receive the shots in Longmont rather than Ft. Collins since the trip is shorter.

Dad said that her being in the teens is awesome and once we get her lower than 15, we can sigh a big sigh of relief. The next step is how to KEEP her numbers down. :)

Do a happy dance! Mom is doing great!

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