Sunday, May 08, 2005

happy mother's day...........

Mom had her chemo this week. She had a few bad days, but nothing like before. She is feeling much better today and got dressed up and Dad took her out. It's so wonderful to see that. Especially since she has spent so many months not being able to go anywhere.

Her chemo nurse called to give her good news. Her CA125 is now at 600. If you know anything about these counts- that isn't really a good number. But in comparison to what it has been- it is a beautiful number.

To all of the mothers out there- God Bless and Happy Mother's Day.


Blogger Cancergiggles said...

Numbers are just numbers - it's your moms head that counts and that sounds pretty good to me. Juts make her laugh.

1:12 AM, May 09, 2005  
Anonymous Louise said...

Glad to hear your mother is feeling better. I hope you had a lovely mother's day.

9:45 AM, May 10, 2005  
Anonymous Spike said...

I'm glad this round of chemo is easier for your mom and that there is some good changes in her CA 125.
I hope you all had a great Mother's Day.

2:34 PM, May 10, 2005  
Blogger Jeannette said...

What a wonderful day for you too. I'm glad things are better. Take good care of you too.

2:12 AM, May 11, 2005  
Blogger Laurie said...

Happy Mother's Day (a little after the fact).

7:56 PM, May 14, 2005  

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(written September of 2005) I have learned much in the last nine months. I have read that ovarian cancer whispers. I say it screams. It just needs someone to listen. The American Cancer Society statistics for ovarian cancer estimate that there will be 22,220 new cases and 16,210 deaths in 2005. This is a death rate FOUR TIMES that of breast cancer.Almost 70 percent of women with the common epithelial ovarian cancer are not diagnosed until the disease is advanced in stage. The 5-year survival rate for these women is only 15 to 20 percent. This is unacceptable. Women need to be made more aware of the symptoms, and doctors need to listen to their patients. Especially when the patient tells them that they fear they have ovca, as my mother did for almost a year before she was finally diagnosed. It’s so sad and senseless when a woman knows the symptoms but can’t get anyone to listen to what she is saying.