Thursday, March 5, 2009

Drumroll, please

My PET scan was done on Tuesday. I was very proud of myself for navigating through the bowels of the Houston Medical Center and making it to my appointed destination. Up to that point, I had managed to steer clear of the medical center entirely during my treatment/radiation.

The last time I had reason to go down there was the two week span when Don was in and out of Hermann Hospital after being life-flighted there following his major car accident.

It was an adventure, bringing back lots of good memories from nursing school. Carpooling with my classmates. Just being in the buildings, thinking, "I'm going to be a nurse, someday . . ." I really love hospitals. God just made me that way.

The bonus? I got to meet my sorority sister, Lori, for lunch down there. It was really great to catch up with an old friend.

Wednesday, Don and I went back to the Proton Center to see my doctor and get the PET report. We weren't expecting any significantly good news, because I was under the impression there would still be some "activity" from the radiation and therefore no way to know for sure that the cancer was gone. Plus, in the last few days I had been feeling some things that caused me to actually prepare myself for bad news.

The report showed that there was ABSOLUTELY NO CANCER left in my chest.

I don't think it has really sunk in yet. It was supposed to be April before we could know that for sure (I thought). But I have officially earned the title "Cancer-free".

Praise God!

18 comments:

Becky said...

Praise God!!! Molly, You don't know me, but your husband works with Damon M. Damon and Maggie are our best friends and they asked us to pray for you. My husband requested prayer for you over the radio. He works for AFR network. They have over 200 stations all over the U.S. There were many prayer warriors all over praying. I tell you this because I have been following your progress through your blog and I just knew that God was going to heal you. He has such great things for you to do. You have wonderful children to love and instruct in God's ways. God has BIG plans for your life. It is SOOO AWESOME to hear the good news that was sure to come. Thank you for sharing the news! God is good. I look forward to posts on all the new things God has for you and your family. Be Blessed and continue to follow God's leading.

Darla said...

GOD IS GOOD!!!!

What a PRAISE!!!!

Hallelujah!!!

YIPEE!!

AWESOME!!!

Prissy Pearlene said...

Dear Sweet Molly, we serve an awesome God for sure. Even when we trust Him and are ready to receive whatever news or plans He may have for us; He reminds us He is in control and all we need to say is “Thank You Father”. I prefer Your plans for me many times over.
Molly, thanks for sharing your story and testimony. You have certainly touched my life and many that you will never know. I have tears of joy – and with a grateful heart I too praise God for His mercy, grace and love as He has cared for you, and as He cares for His children.
I am rejoicing this afternoon after reading of your good news! Yes, we give God all the Glory over and over.
I love you, Prissy

atingram said...

Praise God! You don't know me, but I have been praying for you and will continue to praise Him for your wonderful news and healing you. Wow! Enjoy walking in God's healing and I can only imagine how he is going to use you to touch many lives as you share how God was so faithful to be your mighty Healer! Wow, God is amazing!
Wendy Ingram,
Colorado Springs, CO

Desiree said...

Great!!! Praise the Lord!! He is good, in sickness and health.

Devin said...

Praising the Lord with you today Molly!! This is wonderful, wonderful news!

Whoo-hoo!!

Heather @ boy, girl, and a pug said...

Woo Hoo! I am so happy for you honey!!

Anonymous said...

Sweet Molly,

What an awesome God we serve! I praise Him for this blessing and I thank Him for your life. I also want to thank you for the fantastic example you have been to all of us during this time of struggle. You, Don and the M's are a blessing in my life.

I believe we have lunch date in the near future ...

Singing Praises and glorifying His name,

Marie W

Anonymous said...

God is good, all the time!

Praising Him for this incredible answer to so many prayers!

In His Love, Nan

Anonymous said...

Wow, what amazing news!! God does answer prayers. Teresa

Anissa Jo said...

Yes! Yes! Praise GOD!

Chris Besand said...

Molly, this is awesome news!!! We've been praying for you ever since we received your Christmas card. I've been following your progress and was elated to read about your news this morning! Your profound witness during this trial has inspired me and countless others. Thank you for sharing your story with me! I look forward to reading about this next chapter in your beautiful life!!! Blessings, Chris

Cara Canada said...

Praise God! Parker told me the good news and said it was shared with the class.

Pam Sinclair said...

You have been a beautiful witness through the past several months and I am filled with joy that you are healed! I know that "all things work together for the good of those who love God." Your love for God, your faith, your determination, and your life is a blessing to everyone's life you have touched - and not just those people you know, but those of us you have never met. Thank you for being such a wonderful inspiration and Happy Spring!

Khadra said...

such wonderful news! Congratulations!!

Steve said...

Welcome to the survivor's club. You did it! Way to go Dynamo.

Aspiemom said...

I hesitate to say "God is good" because He is good no matter what His answer...but I'm so happy that He has blessed you with being cancer free.

After all that you have been through, you must feel like you are dreaming!

Julie said...

I met you in Target a little while back and have been checking in from time to time on your blog...We talked about how we both went through chemo.

Congratulations on the wonderful news!!! God is good and definitely hears our prayers. I am so very happy for you.

My last PET was clear too and will do another every quarter or so to follow up. My cancer was an Immature Terratoma in the ovary and the recurrence is usually within two years. Notice I say "was" - going to will it away for good!!