Category Archives: Updates on Cathy’s Progress

Radiation and Parents

Yesterday (Tuesday, Nov 9), we went in to get everything set up for Cathy’s radiation treatment. She had some blood work done and had a physical therapy session. After that, she went to the radiation department, where they made a mold … Continue reading

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Home from Surgery

Cathy was released from the hospital on Saturday afternoon (Oct 9). The surgeon said that the operation went well. He removed the primary tumor and the lymph nodes from her left side. She now has a drainage tube coming out … Continue reading

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Surgery Scheduled for Friday (October 8th)

Cathy’s surgery has been scheduled for this Friday, October 8th. Last week, she went in for a consultation with the surgeon, and she also had another ultrasound to re-evaluate the status of the tumor. The ultrasound showed that the tumor … Continue reading

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Final Chemo Treatment

Cathy will have her final chemotherapy treatment this Friday if everything goes as planned. She’s dreading the effects of the treatment, but she’s glad that it will soon be over. At M. D. Anderson (at least in the Mays Clinic), … Continue reading

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2nd FAC treatment done

Cathy’s white blood cell count was high enough today that they decided to give her the chemo. She started at 7:00 pm, and my mother is taking her home now (as of 10:53 pm). They also gave her some stronger anti-nausea medication … Continue reading

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Starting a New Drug

Yesterday (Friday, June 25), Cathy started a new chemotherapy drug called FAC, which is an abbreviation for three separate drugs. The FAC is a lot harsher than Taxol, which is the drug she was on for the last three months. … Continue reading

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