Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Today and Yesterday

I guess I will start with yesterday. Got back to some summer schooling yesterday morning. Reviewing fractions, reading, grammar, Bible, and writing. About 1 1/2 hours worth of work. Mostly review stuff and work to keep our minds fresh. In the afternoon we went bowling with the home school group and had a good time. After dinner Grace and her dad went to the park to practice volleyball. Grace is preparing for a volleyball camp in July.

Today had to take my mom for an appointment at Emory. Last week she had a CT scan and blood work performed, so this week was for the results. If I had not mentioned before she had to come off the chemo pills because of too many side effects, with high blood pressure being the worst and unable to control it. She also came down with shingles about three weeks ago. But even with the shingles this is the best she has felt in probably 1 1/2 years. Ct scan showed growth in the spots that are on her lung, but we are only talking millimeters in difference. The growth in the neck and on the adrenal gland are stable with no changes. We discussed and decided to table further treatments until we do another CT scan in September. This is a very slow growing cancer and it won't hurt to wait and see. Mom has gained 7 pounds back since being off the chemo drugs. Her and dad are going on vacation at the end of July to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Grace went to stay with a friend today and go swimming while we were gone. Tired from driving but glad that there will be no treatments for a while and not driving back until September.

4 comments:

The Zoo Keeper said...

We'll keep praying for Mom! Glad she's feeling well enough for a vacation. We need to plan a sit and stitch together.

Deb said...

Oh, Diane. I'm so sorry you mom is in poor health. I will be thinking of her.

Tracy said...

I am glad to hear your mom is feeling better (although shingles can be quite a pain....literally!). I pray her cancer stays stable and that she can get treatment that will not make her so sick. Hoping you all have a wonderful 4th of July!

Chris said...

I can't even imagine having a parent that is sick. With my own health problems and taking care of the twins, it would be really difficult. But I guess God gives us the grace for what we need.