Thursday, September 24, 2009


The month of September has found me reminiscing quite a bit.

All the talk around here in the news is about IKE hitting our area, and that definitely brings up a lot of memories from the period of my diagnosis.

Every few days, I find myself thinking, "What was happening a year ago today?"

Scans. Tests. Surgeries. More scans.

We are preparing to go out of town on vacation next week, and once again, I was wondering what anniversaries I would be celebrating then.

And then

I realized

that I could

take this picture

on the anniversary of my first day of chemo.

Pretty cool, huh?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Good news

regarding my health.

Not only was my quarterly CT scan clear this week, but "there has also been interval improvement/near complete resolution of post-radiation inflammatory changes involving anterior lungs".

Basically, I am cancer free and now almost completely/completely free of any damage from the proton radiation!

There is supposed to be unavoidable burning and permanent damage done when you have radiation. Our thought was, by doing proton, that we would minimize such side effects. But it appears that God has seen fit to heal that completely as well.

I am so thankful!

(sorry this is only about two months late - hoping to catch up over Thanksgiving!)