Saturday, January 1, 2011

All The Small Things

We once again enter the new year with a clean bill of health *knocks on wood*.

Although it wasn't what we expected, we got some good news at the tail end of 2010.  After a trip to Johns Hopkins in Maryland, the cancerous ovary turned out to be clear cell, not the non-invasive borderline we had hoped for.  The good news is that the tumor was microscopically small.  So small in fact that they could count the individual cells.  So small in fact that a dissection of the biopsy 1mm to the left or right would have missed the tumor.  So small in fact that no one has ever seen a clear cell tumor at such an early stage.  So small in fact that there is very little chance that the tumor had spread anywhere.  So small in fact that the removal of the tumor alone is all the therapy Linda will require.

A complete PET and CT scan from head-to-toe confirmed what we had prayed for.

On December 13th, we also passed the 3 year mark which is a huge milestone, especially for TNBC survivors.

With that, as folks have dreams and aspirations for bigger and better in the new year, we welcome 2011 and will continue to appreciate the small things.


Jude said...

Amen! It's the small things that are so much more appreciated afterwards. May 2011 be the beginning of NOTHING but good news John and Linda!!

Brigitte D. said...

Such great news and wonderful moments to look forward to in 2011...and beyond. We should all count our blessings for our health. As survivors, we are continuously reminded of life's precious everyday things that most take for granted. From the first breath of fresh air in the cool mornings to watching a bird bury itself in the earth to keep warm. Life is beautiful.
Happy New Year to your family. God bless.

Anonymous said...

Cured of TNBC!
I want to take this time out as a cancer survivor to encourage women out there still suffering from this with my story on how i got a cure. The sad news about it is that i was diagnosed on my 36th birthday in 2008 and with stage 3 TNBC which after i made research was a very aggressive form of cancer at that point i decided and told myself i was going to die and that the end has finally come. All my life i never thought of having breast cancer because i was very active and i worked out at the gym several times every week and my diet was okay. In my search for a cure after 6 years of diagnosis and even after chemo which i did twice spending thousands of dollars but to no avail, until a church member told me all about Dr Aleta a herbal doctor that specializes in treating TNBC, who could help me with a permanent cure, i doubted this at first but i later gave it a try following her methods and instructions. It took 3 months and after it all i felt normal but still went for diagnosis and i was clean today i am proud to say i am a cancer survivor no nodes and i am totally free the new diagnosis confirmed it. Do not die in silence or ignorance reach her on don't be shy just speak to her today.