We went to see the Surgeon again yesterday and he removed Mom's drain and said she was healing well. She is still tender in spots but is really looking forward to sleeping without having to worry about drains and such. We won't go back to see the surgeon for another month for a routine followup.
We found out that the Radiology Oncologist is out of town until December, but they were able to make an appointment with Dr. Smith, the Medical Oncologist for the 19th of November. We will have quite a few things to discuss with him before we make any final decisions on treatment.
Mom is up to driving short distances again and made it to church on Sunday. She is very encouraged by her sweet friends and the body of believers at her church. We are hoping she will get a little stamina back soon so that we can begin our Christmas shopping. Shannon and Greg and their son, Jason and daughter, Rachel and her husband Justin will be joining us for Christmas this year. We are hoping to convince my brother, Steve and his family to come as well. What a delightful family filled Christmas this will be!
Thank you all for your continued prayers and encouraging cards.
Standing on the promises of God, Dori