Friday, March 4, 2011

On a Brief Vacation

Kay and I are in Petaluma, CA visiting Ann Heatly and her partner John, and planning on seeing some art, drinking some wine, and catching a little more sun than is available at home. Life is good.

This is Kay's week three of her treatment cycles. She just finished cycle 7 of her second course of chemo, and we're glad it's going to be the last of full chemotherapy. She has been very fatigued, and even modest physical activity has been tiring. As is the norm with Kay she just finds a way to carry on. I came home Wednesday to find her in bed with her iPad and phone working away. Just preserving energy in one way and choosing how to use the energy she has.

I suspect she is more anemic, and Monday at her doctor's visit we'll find out whether she needs another blood transfusion. Last time it gave her a huge energy boost, so we're all for it if she needs one.

Except for fatigue Kay is doing great. No major problems with chemo, her CA-125 numbers remain around 10, and we are praying for a long remission. She will be continuing to get the PARP therapy twice a week, two weeks out of each 3 week cycle, but these only take an hour or so each infusion, and should not affect her blood counts. We hope this therapy prevents any recurrence of the cancer, and that she continues to tolerate them well.

Give thanks in your prayers for Kay's remission, and for continued health. We'll do the same, and maybe add a hearty toast with some good Cabernet this weekend.

1 comment:

Norm and Barb Aune said...

Good news. We continue to pray for your good health. What a role model you are for us, Kay!