Well, surely there is no way I can regroup what is lost, but I can tell you that my PET scan was indeed negative and I danced around the same office where I first found out about the cancer. I will make three years NED and I have no doubt that I will see four and five years too! What a weight off my shoulders! I didn't realize how concerned I was until the phone rang and I picked it up. Once I hung up, it was like someone lifted a boulder off of my chest.
My boys have been in Jamaica for this last week celebrating their daddy's 50th birthday with him. It brings me great joy and peace to see the wonderful relationship our family has maintained even though we have been divorced for more than 20 years. Way back then I knew by maintaining "friendly fire" it would be in their best interest long term, and now they not only reap the rewards, but the entire family does and I thank God for his whispers to me even when I wanted to scream.
On another note, one thing we as cancer patients know is that life is very short. This morning I learned of the passing of a nice lady who was loved by so many people here in Melbourne. She was not a cancer patient. Her death was tragic and completely unexpected. I only met her a few times and she was so nice to me each time. So today, my thoughts and my heart are with each of these folks and the family members who lost her. Michelle, you left your footprint on many and I'm sure they will carry your memory with them always. Thank you for sharing yourself with so many. You will be greatly missed.
Take time today to hug someone or tell them you love them. These are what make up such special moments in life and when you have the opportunity - don't let it slip by!! You know what they say about physics, right? In the one second you touch something hot and burn your hand - it can feel like an eternity. But in the second you've lost someone you love, it seems like they've only been here mere minutes and gone way too soon. Don't miss any special minute today.
You are loved. Hugs.