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.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
After a good Vineman, we're back in the hospital
There are the good times, and then there are the less-good ones.
Before things started to go a bit south, Judy and I spent a long weekend in the Bay area and the California Wine Country, working once again one of our very, very favorite races: the Vineman 70.3. The flight out and our first night in Berkeley were marred by Judy's feeling very nauseated and just down-and-out. All that changed after a good night's rest, but we knew something was up when we learned Friday that Judy's CA-125 had more than doubled from 101 to 216 in the course of three weeks. Saturday and Sunday for the race Judy felt perfectly fine, and we thought that some of the recent bowel problems were finally nipped. Judy was in charge of the Pro Women's field on Sunday, and she did her usual great job. She later worked the transition zone and even helped out at the awards ceremony, and you wouldn't have known that this is a woman who has been butting heads with cancer for almost two years now.
Monday afternoon, on the way back to San Jose, she started to once again feel constipated and bloated, and Tuesday's flight home was only made easier because we were upgraded. We had arranged for Judy to have a CT scan on Thursday morning (today), a good thing since Wednesday she had a rough day at work and a really rough evening and night.
Just a short while after today's scan she was told that she'd be admitted to Covenant Lakeside this afternoon because of an "obstruction" that the scan revealed. Being the Judy that she is, she first finished another full day at work before we checked in at 6 p.m. Right now the charge nurse is taking up a lot of info, and we will see what the doc has to say tomorrow morning.
Until then, enjoy the pictures from our trip to California. The one below shows her with race director Russ' father, Jim, at the awards. The other pics were taken at Armstrong State Park, among her beloved Redwoods.
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