Tuesday, March 17, 2009

At the same time -

Rebecca wrote:

So, I guess it is my turn to deliver bad news. I am sure Andy is sick of being that person. My tumor markers keep going up. Last week they got to 188. That is the highest ever. The first time round they only got up to 110. So I am skinny (everyone says I look great) and tired. The doctors are checking to see if I have an infection that can be treated with antibiotics. We should know in a few days. I am probably going to get a CT scan in the next week to reassess where the cancer is (yippie!) and then figure if I need to move on to chemo or what. So that is the bad news.

Now for the good news. Life is good. Andy’s folks have been here for over a week and are a joy to have around. They are being very helpful and doing one heck of a job on a jigsaw puzzle. The chicks are growing. They have doubled in size and none of them have died. We were told to expect some death there. Ze’ev is now a brown belt in his martial art, which is WAY cool and improving 100 fold in his new school. Merav is going to start dance lessons and is also doing really really well in school. We are now taking help from our online support service- www.lotsahelpinghands.com. We have signed up some of the local people, and will do long distance people soon. If you are local and have not received an e-mail from them or are long distance and urgent to help, e-mail nlewin@sbcglobal.net to get signed up. They send you an e-mail and you have to register, then you can check the calendar and will be informed with new dates of requests as they come up.

1 comment:

Travis said...

Thanks for posting the bad news as well as the good. Good luck with the different treatments. We are all thinking about you and sending you love and prayers.

That is amazingly cool about Ze'ev's progress in Kuk Sool. Is a black belt next?