Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Star Patient

Mom saw the oncology-gynocologist Monday. The doctor was so impressed with Mom's progress, she was labled her "Star Patient" and that had the patient grinning from ear to ear. Mom's CA-125 results were amazing. Correct me if I'm wrong here, anyone who knows more....(Chelle?....anyone??...) CA-125 measures the cancer "markers" in the blood. Mom's went from 145 in July to 15.5 at the time of her last treatment three weeks ago. Woooo Hoooo.
She will have two more treatments, then in December, another CT scan. The results of the scan will determine whether we continue chemo, or let it ride.

The day was not all fun and games, however. We had to wait on the doctor for an hour and a half. Doesn't seem like anything ususual for most specialists, but we've never had to wait that long before. At least it took up some of the time we would have had to wait in the lobby of the oncology lab. We only waited about 30 minutes to be called back. Mom's impatience with all of this is increasingly obvious. I take a book, or my portable DVD player and just try to enjoy the time. She doesn't take much of anything to pass the time, so she is miserable. About an hour from finish, she finally took a nap. Poor thing. I know she just does not enjoy being still and cooped up inside. She isn't happy unless she is outside on her mower.

Our new girl at the clinic began this week. She seems very sweet and a little timid. I can see a lot of myself in her. I hope we don't overwhelm her and scare her off.


Sooz said...

Great report! It was good to run into you at Walmart last night and I love your hair cut short. Looks so cute!

Michelle said...

Yes, the CA-125 tests the cancer markers in your blood. That's awesome that hers dimished so quicky. I want to say that her levels were almost to the normal range, if not normal...I could be wrong though. It's been a while....sorry.

Les said...

I'm so glad to hear that your mom is doing well. Praise God!