So, nothing lit up on my new pet scan, which is nothing short of the work of God! I feel so blessed that he continues to lead my oncologist into making the right decisions for me. So, what does this mean? It means they found no active cancer! I say cautiously optimistic because the cloud is there, but I'll take that win!
We've started joking around that my father and I have cockroach DNA. I know, sounds supergross, but we get knocked down and get back up and keep on going. I'm not sure how many lives we are on now. So, cockroach DNA for the win this time!
I do give it all to God There is a reason I'm still here as well as my wonderful parents. I trust in his reasoning wholeheartedly. I may have had a few anxiety attacks...but I have kept the faith.
When I was packing, one of Karley's cats had his own anxiety attack and ran away. He was gone for two days and the worrying about that along with scans was making me nuts. But early, the morning of my scan results, my dear friend Jennifer called to let me know he came home. I was overjoyed, and it was then, I knew it would be a good day. Pics below, the orange one was missing and his sister was either trying to scare him from coming back or waiting on him. I'm not sure.
My next scan will be in December. At that point I will have surpassed 7 years on my first line treatment of tarceva. We've had some bumps in the road but have been coming out on top each time. I ask you all to continue to pray that I keep going, especially for my daughter. Statistics are still not good and I continue to surpass them.
Please pray for my four friends from Jonesboro High School who also have cancer, we started our own group chat.
I met Angela Miller for lunch. Let me just say you are in for a real treat if you try holding a conversation with either of us. We forget words, get confused on topics of discussion, forget in an instant what we are saying. It did make me laugh longer than I have in a while though. I hate she's going through this too but I't makes me feel a little better that I'm not a mess by myself. Please pray for her, she has 3 little ones she loves so much. I know how hard it is to have your world turn upside down. Its devastating.
My dearest friend in St. Simons recently got diagnosed with breast cancer. Honestly....it's not contagious! I swear I'm not giving it to people!
As for now, I will live these 3 months and put cancer in the back of my mind once again. Between it's return and then pneumonia, I haven't felt well since probably April. I'm now breathing better and so glad we recognized the pneumonia. I may be still tired from that...but I will so be back to the silliness that makes me whole very soon.
I love you all and cannot thank you enough for all the well wishes and prayers that you guys sent for me. I'm always here for you if you need anything. God bless you all. And here are a few pics below. Please enjoy the ones I stole from my daughters Instagram page! Homecoming 2019! Oh, and one more from NYC with the world trade center in the back....