Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?

Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Waiting for CT Scan Results

I thought I'd give all of you a quick update on where we are at this point in the treatment process.

Two weeks ago Judy had her eighth chemo treatment, and yesterday she went in for a CT scan to assess the next steps. Over the past few chemo treatments Judy's CA-125 (the cancer markers in the blood) have been slightly creeping upward, from a low of 11 to 40 before last week's chemo—remember, pre-op the CA-125 was over 1,300! Doc Phillips is not overly concerned as this is still considered within the normal range, but obviously we're not happy. We would have preferred a count of zero. But with all the delays because of Judy's low blood count it could be that things just didn't get as quickly cleared out as we had hoped.

We will have to wait until July 22 for a full report and a meeting with the doc. Until then, we will continue to lead our life as normally as possible. This weekend we'll be in Midland with Judy's brother and sis-in-law, and then we'll fly to the California wine country next weekend for a triathlon, the Vineman 70.3.

Stay cool (it's 103 here in Lubbock today!) and please keep sending your good thoughts Judy's way. We'll be in touch.



Anonymous said...

We'll be waiting to hear the results... praying for good news!!!
Have a great couple of weeks, and stay cool.

Luv ya... Judy and Doug

MichelleL said...

Hey Judy!

We will be sending lots of prayers and positive thoughts your way. I know the numbers start to mess with your head after awhile but it looks like everything is still looking up. I think it's great that you are not letting anything stop you from doing the things you love--you live enough excitement for 3 people! Keep it up and we will be waiting to hear the next update. Lots of love,


Cu said...

Hi Judy!

Just back from volunteering at an xterra triathlon here in Vermont. Not sure I'd want to swim in a snow-making pond-but plenty of folks did!

Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way....

Cindi :)