Kay had her quarterly follow up visit with Dr. McCrosky today, and got really great results on her CA-125 tumor marker testing, a really great 25. This was even better than we had hoped. Kay is now just over a year after her last course of radiation therapy, and has been taking the curcumin for the last 4 months. At her last visit we were really pleased that her CA-125 was down from 70 to the low 50’s, and were hoping for not much of an increase this time. The 50%+ drop in the number was great news. We don’t really know what to think of this. Is it because the rising CA-125 after finishing her radiation was really a result of post-radiation inflammation rather than returning cancer? Is the curcumin a strong anti- cancer drug in Kay’s case? Whatever the reason, we are joyful and grateful for the results.
We’ve been having a great summer, the vacation to France, a visit to the Maine Pullen clan following a visit from Morgan, our cousin/niece, and then last week a trip with Ron and Linda Bahr to Glacier National Park. This doctor’s visit result puts a cherry on top of what has been a wonderful summer so far.
Jean is settling in at her new job at Nordstrom’s as a financial analyst, Kay continues to enjoy her retirement, and I am still enjoying work along with lots of vacation. Our love goes out to all who rejoice in these great results with us. Enjoy the rest of the summer.
Ed & Kay