AS you probably have guessed, the CEA count went down 75 so we are on the right track again!!! We had an appointment at TGEN and were assured this is not the last chemo protocol available, there are some meds that will stop the cancer growth once I get the CEA count low, so I can go off of chemo for a while!!!!! Also there are new clinical studies going on and they will be watching for one that might help me. First, I have to finish this protocol – 4 more months and meanwhile they are sending my liver biopsy for some further study to determine more cancer markers which will help determine if a clinical study will help or not. SO we left feeling very hopeful for the future!!!!
My Beatitudes exhibition came down and there are left over pieces, which I will be putting on ETSY – Arlene Powers soon. Just have to photograph each one first.
I had the great pleasure of going to the Liberty Wildlife Grand opening. I had tears in my eyes the whole time. The new facility is AMAZING! After my 14 years of hearing,” maybe in two years”, it is finally a reality.They are really going to be a BIG asset in helping Wildlife rehabilitate, educate the public and in conservation. I was overwhelmed by the facility and by my peeps who took care that I saw almost every inch. I miss you guys so much, I cried on the way home because I miss you all and the feathered, furry, and scaled guys.
Some of my Peeps with Noelle’s Dad!
Til’ next time!!!
The CEA count dropped 100! So the new protocol is working, so we will leave the cancer scene at this point very happy!!!!
Thought you might want to see “Loki” framed.
Then here are some of the Christmas cards with embossed metal.
The show at the Beatitudes ended, so I will be putting the unsold items on Etsy, as I have time and feel well enough over the next few days.There are several ornaments and about 7 dreamcatchers. The dream catchers are priced to sell!!!! I won’t be adding any new items, so what is there is it. I don’t have enough energy to keep it going full time, but will save up stuff and post when I have something available. Right now, I am keeping busy getting gifts done for the family for Christmas and finishing up the Christmas cards to have enough to mail to all of my Christmas list. Today starts another chemo week, so be back to you soon, in the meantime……..LIVE, LOVE, and LEARN like you have limited time here. The day is not guaranteed, so enjoy the PRESENT!!!
The CEA count went up to 850 – NOT GOOD – so we have changed the protocol again. In the meantime, the oncologist has referred us to TGen for gene studies and possible clinical trials. We will make that appointment as soon as the cat-scan is done. That appointment this Thursday. Except during the treatment week, I am feeling pretty good and have some energy, but stay tired most of the time. Once again, I have to to Thank all of you for the prayers, good intentions, and positive thoughts. Could not have made it this far without every one of you. This is what community is.
Still working the metal, here are a few of the new ones.
Blue & Gold Macaw in Pewter – Loki
Black Palm Cockatoo in Pewter
African Grey in Pewter
Stay tuned, next week will post some Christmas cards with metal embossing on them. In the meantime, it is nap time,zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.