What’s that you Say?
“I have nothing but good things to report” ~Dr. M today I am OFFICIALLY in…REMISSIONnow, what does that mean?good question…it means that there is no sign of cancer anywhere…the PET scan was clean…Dr. M said that the masses have shrank so completely that there is not even residual scar tissue…it means my hair will get a chance to grow back…it means that for the next two to three years I will be scanned, every three months, to make sure there is not a reoccurrence…then we will move to once every six months until the five year mark…at five years I can proclaim that I am CURED…I am sure after that there is a yearly check-up for the rest of my life…these scans will settle my heart I am sure…it means, never again will my face look like this… it means that lymphoma will never again get a chance to grow un-yielded, because WE ARE WATCHING…*Next week, I have an appointment with the radiologist…She wants to see and treat me on the same day…so next week should start my month of radiation treatments…Dr. M hinted that he thought I may not need radiation but alas it looks as though I will…what does that mean?it means that side-effects are not done…the radiation will make me very tired…it means that I have to lay there without a shirt on while people zap me with…well, I know that it is radiation but I don’t really understand what it is…I think I need to do a little research…it means that we will be making sure that any traces…seen or unseen…of lymphoma will be killed/buried/and stomped on…*my blood counts are still not normal and will continue to be monitored…I will remain on the one pill of prednisone and one pill of folic acid a day to keep it under control…and come in for blood work once a week…*Dr. M. said that the tiredness and lightheadness I am experiencing is not because of the abnormal blood counts…he attributes it to my body adjusting to being without chemo…it can apparently take months to really get back to feeling like you are healthy again…*Emotionally, I am kind of numb…happy, but numb…I’m sure a feelings post will come soon…*I don’t know if I covered everything or not…if you have a question feel free to ask…I am tired and sure that I forgot something…I can always come back and edit right? here I am on remission day! see the beautiful tree behind me? almost all the leaves have fallen…so we will enjoy the bright colors while we can!
Pretty Little Paper Love said…YAY! Congrats! I’ll continue to keep you in my prayers for sure! My dad battled hodgkin’s lymphoma at our age, so I’m always worried for myself too. Keep strong!Anonymous said…YAY YAY YAY! I would have called you back, but didn’t have your new number with me when i turned my phone on after work. By the way, I laughed that you typed ‘shit’ instead of ‘shirt’. HA HAI validate your remission!!!!!!Robin said…Yay!! So happy! I sent you a text, but I must not have your new number. Maybe next time!Amy @ Finer Things said…Remission! You win “finest” news of the week. 🙂Robynn’s Ravings said…Honey, I’m so happy for you (though you still have some yucky things to go through). What GREAT news! Thanks for contacting me and I’m still not able to sit and battling 8-12 hrs of pain a day. But when I see your struggle I count my blessings and try to learn the lessons God is teaching. Thank you for sharing answered prayer!!!! PAmy said…Woooooohoooooooo! I’m so happy to read this post. Love ya!CindyC said…Hooray! Praise God! 🙂JoyAnne said…Yay! Giving God the glory!heather said…YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Still praying 🙂Share said…CONGRATS!!!! I am so happy for you!!!Nothing but good things ahead!!!Lily Lestrange said…Wow, I am SO happy for you! I’ve followed your blog for a while now and to see that you won’t have to suffer this for much longer makes me so happy, I’m glad you’re getting better and I hope everything goes well for you!Lily xRachel said…Congrats again!!!!When Todd went through radiation he told our kids that he was secretly being made a super hero — think spider man. 🙂 He was very tired from it. The scatter radiation made it difficult to eat. His radiation doctor recommended blackberries to combat the nausea. And they worked.Praying for nothing but good. 🙂