Thursday, September 13, 2007

9th Chemo - Pump Removed

Karen's sleeping off the effects of her ninth chemo session. Despite all the good news this has been a difficult few days but she's hanging in there. It's not easy raising a 3 year old and a toddler whilst every cell in your body is being attacked by poison. Add to that the fog of medication, nausea and side effects along with life's "standard" set of problems like constant medical bills, lost keys, a cracked windshield, leaky pipe etc. etc. Ok, enough complaining.

Today the pump was removed and K got an updated CEA reading; Last time the CEA had dropped from 156 to 140. This time the CEA is...92!!! That's right, double digits. This is yet another good sign and I'm really delighted with the news.

You have to hang on to every little bit of good news and keep focused and that's just what we're doing. Thanks to all who've sent notes of encouragement. They really really do help and we're very grateful for the support.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Karen and Fran,

We haven't stopped praying for your situation. Please know that there are a lot of people who are lifting you up daily. We will continue until she is free and clear no matter how long it takes. The two of you are a great example of how love can conquer anything. Please let us know how we can love and help you!
Jim & Michele Gallic