Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I'm An 11 Baby!

Just a quick update. I had my 3rd chemo treatment last friday and as usual felt like crap up until today but that's usual.

More importantly, I got a call Monday morning from one of the nurses Kathy from Dr. Moriarty's office. My cea level is an 11!!!!!!!!! That is an ELEVEN!!!!! God is so amazing.

I just want to digress from cancer talk for once (how refreshing).

I want to dedicate this great news to our dear Grandma Rose who past away last week. She has been in our lives for forever. Always remembering every birthday, anniversary, and was present for everyone's special times in life. She always took care of herself and she always looked great. She was a very thoughtful, loving human being. She will always be in our hearts. We love you Grandma Rose.

Much Love,


Anonymous said...

This is excellent news! It made my day! We continue to pray for you and your family here on Long Island.
Sending hugs for you all!

What a very sweet dedication, to Grandma Rose. Very sorry to read about her passing.
Debbie Ortiz

paul said...

Karen -
I'm sad to hear about your grandmother. It seems she had a lot in common with my own Grandma Peig in South Kerry.

On the other hand, I'm really delighted to hear that your cancer treatment is going so well.

All the best,
Paul Coffey.

Anonymous said...

That is fantastic news about your levels!!!! You have been so amazing throughout this and it is your faith and strength that will keep you going!!!! I love you girl. Sorry about your grandma:(

Anonymous said...

Karen -- Thanks for the tribute to Grandma. She loved you all so much -- and I know she will continue to send you her love. -- Sharon

Anonymous said...

God Bless your grandmother!

ELEVEN?!?!?! Awesome! Wow. There is always a light!

Love ya,

Anonymous said...

Karen- Wow!! 11!! how great! Keep going...starting to see some light at the end of this tunnel!

Sorry to hear about your grandma. Our prayers are with you !!!
Love, Joy:)

Kristin said...

11 is awesome. A mighty woohoo!

I am sorry about your grandma...grandma's are so special, and your words about Grandma Rose are beautiful.

hang in there...we'll start the ScanDance O' Greatness on your behalf soon (which is kind of scary looking, but somewhat effective, maybe ; ) ).

Ours was stable...another 4 month respite, then we do a double scan fest, but hey, I'm going to try and enjoy at least 3.5 of those months before I start freaking out! : ) ).

You are so mighty...
K, G's mom

wounded knee said...

Hi Karen,

this is Karoline, Katherine's sister chiming in from Switzerland. I've been tuning into your blog regularly and can't tell you how happy i am for this great news. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and praying for you whenever i step into a church wherever i am. God bless you, your family and of course your Grandma.

Much love,

Karoline Piedra

vince said...

Karen, i'm so glad to hear you're doing well. just wanted to let you know that you (your whole family) are always in my prayers, and hopefully i will be out to see you all soon.

all the best -
your favorite kid from michigan-
vince joy

gerry said...

Hi Karen,
I am an old high school friend of your mothers and have been following your blog since learning of your cancer. I can't tell you how amazing I think you and Fran are and how much love and compassion pour out of your posts. Great CEA news! Stay strong and feel well.
Warm Regards, Gerry