Thursday, March 25, 2010

Freedom!

I had an appointment with the oncologist on Monday. He affirmed that my PET scan looked great! The whole office staff was so happy for me; smiling, hugging me, and congratulating me. He told me that I don't have to come see him again for three months! Wow! That feels really weird after making weekly (sometimes 3 times a week!) visits to his office since June! What will I do with all my free time?


My blood levels were all nearly at normal levels. He told me that I can go forward with surgery on April 6th to remove my port and close the ileostomy. He also told me that I can be in the sun now! Just in time for summer! Can it really be true? Can I be getting my life back?


I also saw the surgeon on Monday and he agreed that my PET scan looked really good. We discussed the surgery and what to expect as I recover. He said he would see me in a couple of weeks at the hospital.


Things I can do now:
1. Walk upstairs without getting tired
2. Drink cold water
3. Carry my purse
4. Clean the kitchen without getting tired
5. Eat ice cream!


My energy is coming back and my taste buds are starting to come back. I still have some issues with the nerves in my fingertips and my feet, but that may take months to resolve. 


Little by little, life goes on.

9 comments:

  1. This thrills my soul to hear this report!!!!

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  2. Don't tell Mark #4! So thrilled for you and we will always continue to pray for you!

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  3. I am very happy for you! And consider you one of the bravest people that I have come across! God is good and a great Healer.

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  4. That is AWESOME! It's time for an ice cream party! We should do that at a women's event sometime!

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  5. I am so happy so so so so so so happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!! happy !!!!

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  6. Laura; hi not Ian this time, but wife Elaine. Have to tell you that your blog has been such an amazing encouragement to read,how you have stayed strong in the Lord is wonderful when so many others are falling apart for far less. Your faith in our Lord is so apparent and such a testimnoy in itself. Hope you don't mind that I shared it with a lady I met just last week who has liver cancer. I feel that it is just the encouragement she and her family need at this time. Find that it is such a privelege to pray for you even though we have never met and likely won't on this earth anyway. may God continue to be your centre and your light. look forward to hearing more from you as time goes on and praying for continued healing in your life. May God bless you. Elaine

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