It’s been an amazing couple of weeks. As most of us are friends on Facebook, you may have seen the posts from my trip to Illinois, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, where I visited family and friends and strutted my stuff on a catwalk, of all things!
Then I came back to wonderful news about my health: my body seems to be reacting well to my new medication, meaning the potentially toxic effects aren’t bad enough to make me stop it, my tumor marker is down within a ‘normal’ range, and my liver markers are all back down in the normal range too.
In other words, it looks like I’m going to be around for a while. My doctor said that women in my situation often live for years — there are no guarantees, but there are also no immediate causes for concern.
It was six months ago that I started this CaringBridge journal, and I/we had no idea what to expect. Expecting the worst was pretty practical then, in fact. It’s been an incredible journey and I couldn’t be more grateful to be where I am today.
I’ve decided to stop posting here and to rejoin Facebook and re-engage my blog instead. My blog won’t be just for parents of unhappy teenagers any more; it’ll be for me to write about the wonders and challenges life brings, and how I’m trying to meet them with love, courage and creativity. It’s at www.kcarter.com if you’d like to check it out.
Thank you SO, SO, SO much for being with me through this wormhole. It’s meant the world to me.
I love you,