Weekend update

By Beebe4

On Thursday night we went up the road to check out the Greek Festival. It was pretty cool, great food, fun music and old men dancing. We shall have to plan a more social event next year.

On Friday night we went out with Aimee and Mike Barham for dinner and then a couple of drinks at Scotty Quix were Shawn and Regina meet up with us... Regina's BFF Cathy was in town also.

On Saturday I got up and played golf with Shawn and Taylor Michael Pope. Yet another person who I will help learn to play golf and who will end up being better then me... I really should play more.

On Sunday I had a soccer game in the morning (see previous post) and then we went to Nanny Tureman's to help her celebrate her birthday. When we got done with that we went to Red Robin with Shawn, Regina, Jack and Pearl.

Pearl's last chemo treatment is Tuesday!! So we are going out to celebrate this weekend, since she will be feeling ill for Wed-Thurs, most likely. She is very excited.


Soccer game

By Beebe4

I am playing in the Over Thirty Soccer Leaugue in Virginia Beach. It is a pretty competative leaugue since they mix up the teams every year. Going into this mornings game we were 2-2-1, but spanked the team this morning, 6-0. I had one shot on goal, but missed wide, and had one assist to a teammates finishing header. You gotta love it when you win.


Funny MJ video

By Beebe4

Click link to see "I never copped a feel"


Pearl Update

By Beebe4

Pearl is almost done with her post-operative Chemo Therapy. She had a CEA test last week and the results came back early this week. When she was initially diagnosed she had 9.8 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) of blood. Normal results for adults should be less then 5 ng/mL if they smoke, and 3 if they don't (HINT HINT... YOU ARE STUPID IF YOU SMOKE). Levels higher then 10 are bad news.

Pearl's latest results were 1.8 ng/mL!

As for the rest of her treatment, she is so excited to only have one more chemo treatment left. This version of the therapy, which is different then the drug they used for the pre-operative therapy, has been much tougher on her system and typically causes nausea to the point of throwing up. She has handled it well, and true to her nature has shown very little signs of weakness. She chooses to have some pajama days, but is typically out in her yard tending to the flower beds and grass.

Her white blood count was a little low so she does need a shot to help bring that up. I don't know the information on that right now, but it can be pretty painful and she is getting it this weekend (happy mother's day, right!?).

All in all, the doctors and her are very pleased with how things are going.