Thursday, June 11, 2009

Surprisingly good day.

Today was day 2 post chemotherapy for Kay, and in the previous two cycles this has been probably the most difficult day for Kay. She has had bone aching, fatigue, and just not felt well. Today Kay had a very good day. She has not had the overall malaise and her bone pain has been minimal.

More good news was the CA-125 done Monday came back at 42, down even more from 52 a week ago. At this rate Kay should have a normal value about the time of her third course of chemotherapy. Dr. McCroskey did not think Kay had any ascites (fluid in the abdominal cavity)when he examined her Tuesday. He assured her that he is confident that the feelings she is having in the third week of each cycle is not due to the cancer regrowing. He said that is just not the way it works.

Kay is really anxious to start to regain her strength, and called Dr. Saffari, her surgeon this week. He gave her the go-ahead to start to exercise and regain her strength. She went on a 2.5 mile walk this morning with Colleen Wise, and last night we did some pool exercises to start working on her abdominal strength. She is going to be getting stronger daily with her workouts.

We are hoping Kay's blood counts hold up well this cycle, and that Kay continues to feel well and strong.

Pray for good blood counts, no infections, and good spirits.


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