Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Treatment - Week #2

Mom started her second week of treatment today, a very pleasant, sunny Monday in Napa.  As we headed out to the car, she and Tom took a garden walk.  They checked the gardening work Jose had completed earlier and picked some Meyer lemons to share with the staff at the Queen's Cancer Center.
Mom and Tom today before leaving for treatment
She will have her weekly chemotherapy tomorrow morning at 9:00 am, followed by a visit with Dr. Freeto to "triple check" her PEG tube.  The pain from this procedure has subsided and she no longer has discomfort from this.  She does fatigue easily and we encourage her to pace herself.

How fortunate we are to have family knowledgeable in the medical field!  Thank you Julie, for coming by today to check Mom's breathing (Julie is Mom's niece and a Respiratory Therapist).  She is grateful to you for taking the time to stop in and visit with her this morning.

We truly are so lucky to have such a strong support group, so many wonderful family members and friends - thank you everyone!  I know that Grandma and Grandpa Bertain are looking down at us all, and are very proud of each and everyone of us.  They set such outstanding examples for us, didn't they!!!



  1. You are getting your treatment at this moment. I hope all goes well. You have an amazing family, being there for you every step of the way. I bet you do not even have to express a wish, they read it right on your face before you have a chance to say anything. Hang in there, before you know it, you have this behind you. Hope to see you at bridge. Much love, Lore

  2. Grams...
    Hope today went well...I am thinking about you!You now have 2 weeks done...I am so proud of you! Each week leads to the goal of complete recovery! Keep the end goal in sight, and I have no doubt you will make it thru this! Got your card today...thank you! Christmas was good...we are now just waiting for baby to come! Talk to you soon!
    Love ya.