AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: Celebrations now and to come DATE: 7/03/2007 11:32:00 AM ----- BODY:
Momma went for her 3 month check up at the oncologist yesterday. Life is a 3 month cycle for her now. The first 2 months are fairly worry free, and then it is time to go back for blood work and scans. And possibly she feels some twinges in her abdomen. Or her energy level is waning. Or she just feels off.

The week or two leading up to that oncologist visit are not fun. We just want to go ahead and get answers. What is her ca125? What do her scans look like? But she has to wait for that appointment, which is typically about 10 days to 2 weeks after all the lab work.

Seeing as how my brother answered his phone yesterday by skipping the traditional "hello" and just telling me that they were in Shoney's listening to the love song of me and my high school boyfriend ("The Flame" by Cheap Trick, of course), I figured there was probably good news.

Her ca125 is 15. Her scans are clear as a bell. They were celebrating at the best restaurant they could in that tiny town.

Hang in there, Whymommy. These are the visits you have to look forward to. Good news followed by hot fudge brownie sundaes.

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Stimey DATE:Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at 12:04:00 PM EDT Congratulations for your mom! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Ally DATE:Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at 1:14:00 PM EDT That is just fabulous! Looking forward to reading many more happy posts like this. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Robin DATE:Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at 2:03:00 PM EDT Yay!!! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Mamma DATE:Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at 2:45:00 PM EDT The Flame?! The Flame?!

Oh you're a sap like me.

Great news!! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Bon DATE:Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at 1:32:00 PM EDT yay for your mom...that's good news. and if i were Whymommy, i'd find the lure of hot fudge brownies sundaes at the end of this hard road very, very powerful...

you're a good friend, Canape. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous kgirl DATE:Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at 2:08:00 PM EDT Good news for you all. I know how difficult the space between visits can be. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Jenn DATE:Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at 2:44:00 PM EDT I can feel the warmth from your sun from here.

Have a great day. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Fancy Pants DATE:Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at 3:04:00 PM EDT I like cake. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Kris DATE:Wednesday, July 4, 2007 at 10:12:00 PM EDT That's awesome news! I am so happy for your mom. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Whymommy DATE:Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 10:15:00 AM EDT That is AWESOME! SUCH good news. I love, love, love hearing good news about your Mom!

She is such an inspiration! ----- --------