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Mom had chemo last Wednesday and saw the doctor too! He continues to be very pleased, bordering on amazed at how well she is responding to the chemo. Her tumor markers continue to drop and her liver functions, which had been non existent in the beginning are all normal! Not bad for a lady who was orange in June. Pumpkin orange at that!

Monday we are seeing the urologist to have the kidneys checked out. As I think I mentioned the tumor on her kidney was the only one not to shrink too much and the other kidney has a lot of inflammation. The oncologist wants to get a second opinion as there is kidney disease and kidney cancer in her family. Hoping we get good news here!

Other than that we survived the storm here with very little issue. I lost power here for 36 hours, Mom was out for 12 but neither of us sustained any property damage. I consider us truly lucky. My heart goes out to those who have lost so much from this storm. I hope everyone here fared ok!

Warm hugs
Christine

Caring for my Mom and helping her win this battle.

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Hi Christine, great post and so glad Mom is doing well. Also very happy you didn't get hit by Sandy any worse. It's just so sad. Best of luck on Monday and I am also praying for good news! Please let us know. We will have a little cheerleading section here going on!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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LOL thanks so much Lainy!!! I really appreciate the support!

I am hoping that the urologist agrees with the inflammation and we can take care of that simply and without surgery of any kind. She is terrified they will want to cut her. I can't really blame her there.

I will definitely keep you posted on Monday's adventure!

Hugs
Chris smile

Caring for my Mom and helping her win this battle.

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Hi Chris,

Glad to hear your mom is doing well and the storm didn't cause too  many issues.
Keep us posted!

Susie

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That's great news!  My mom was diagnosed in June.  Stay strong!

Lauren

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Chris...so thrilled to read that you and your Mom have come out alright with this storm.  Wishing for great news on Monday.
Hugs,
Marion

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Hi Christine,

I am happy to hear things are going better for your Mom. I hope things get straightened out with her kidneys and happy you both weathered the storm ok. Best wishes to both of you.

-Pam

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Hi Christine,
Glad to hear about your Mom, will pray for the kidneys.
Lisa

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You guys are the best! Thanks so much for all of your replies!!

Have I mentioned how much it meant to me to find this board? I felt absolutely isolated before this. NOBODY had ever heard of CC when Mom was diagnosed and my expertise is in the lung cancer arena so I had a lot of late nights researching and hoping to find answers and support. Then I found you!!!
THANK YOU!! From the bottom of my heart!

Christine

Caring for my Mom and helping her win this battle.

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Aw, Christine, we are one big family here. I know I could have never been the Caretaker and Teddy would not have survived his 5 years without the awesome people connected to this BOARD. I always say we have the smartest and most loving and caring people the world over right here in our little family. In fact not that long ago I said, "it seems that CC only picks on the most beautiful and most intelligent people, so perhaps everyone should get dumb and ugly....the easiest cure!"

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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AMEN to all of that Lainy! xoxo

Caring for my Mom and helping her win this battle.

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Hi Christine,

Thanks for letting us know how your mum is doing and that's great to hear that she is doing so well! Fingers crossed here that the good news continues tomorrow with the urologist. Let us know how things go here. And glad that the storm didn't hit you guys too badly either.

Best wishes to you and your mum,

Gavin

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Thanks so much Gavin.. I am back from Mom's appt, will post a new topic on that

Christine smile

Caring for my Mom and helping her win this battle.