Yesterday I had my fifth dose of chemotherapy and got good news! My CA125 cancer markers started at 398 and yesterday they were down to 137! The nurse practitioner said the goal is to get under 30. My Oncologist said that was excellent and it is a good indicator that my body is responding to treatment. I am so happy! It gave me so much encouragement, that I went out a bought a cute little hat. I got a lightweight black summer hat that flips up in front. It made me feel cute. My daughter had to drop some of her work off and do a few errands and I made it through. I was very tired last night though, hence not blogging last night.
Today has been good. My occupational therapist came over and checked on me. All my vitals were good. She has me on a regime of exercises to get strength back in my arms, and I worked on those with her. I have a very hard time lifting my arms up or doing things like put on clothes over my head or put dishes away. Most of my exercise is for getting me able to function better with my activities of daily living. She even added more today.
So far, no nausea today, just tired. It is not as hot in my house today and that helps. Still worried about how we will pay our mortgage, but my daughter said to remember health is most important and we can only do the best we can. She feels so bad about not having enough money to go around. I know it is what it is. We will get through all of this as I know we are strong. “I will beat cancer and keep my home, I will beat cancer and keep my home, I will beat cancer and keep my home”!
My best to all,
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