I know I promised to post results as soon as I got them, and I did, on Facebook, because I was out of town. So, for those of you not following me on Facebook, here is my news...I am officially and totally cancer free. No, wait, that should be bigger and more important looking...
I am cancer free!
That's better. As of Thursday, June 23rd, 2016, I am cancer free. No evidence of disease, no nasty cells lurking in any lymph nodes, no more surgeries or treatments, no more cancer, period. Of course, I still have to repeat my scans every year for the next four years, until I hit my 5 year anniversary of being cancer free. Then, it is my understanding, I will be considered "cured." Five years is a long time. That's fine, I'll take it...right now my favorite words are "I am cancer free!"
To all of you who already knew this, sorry for the repetition. And thank you for the kind words, the woohoos, the sparkles and offers to celebrate with me. I think my favorite text was from one of my besties who said "We need to throw a You Made Cancer Your B***h Party!" That one made me laugh out loud.
To be honest, my first reaction when I got the news was to have a little cry. (Okay, was anybody really surprised by that?!?) My second was, hells yeah, I need to have a party and then my third was, oh hells no, there is too much going on for any party right now! Instead, I realized, the best celebration I could ask for is what I talked about in my last post. The return of normalcy. The day to day living of my crazy life with my crazy family and my crazy friends. That is the best way I can think to celebrate this milestone. But I did make cancer my b***h...I'll always have that!
Love and sparkles to you all,