Hello dear friends and family,
Mark and I were up at our cabin this past Friday through Tuesday; it was glorious to get away after being at home most of the summer recuperating. Yesterday was 8-weeks post-op and my oncologist called right after we arrived home with the results of my most recent CT scan. Everything looks good with no signs of cancer! Needless to say, I’m very happy and grateful. They will keep a close eye on me going forward with bloodwork being done every three months, CT scans every six months, and colonoscopies every twelve months for the next few years. This will be in addition to my regularly scheduled appointments for the arthritis. I’m thankful to have a great team of doctors who are looking after me and communicating with each other about my complex health issues!
My heart has many things it would like to say to each of you, all of which pretty much can be summed up in just four words – thank you for everything. I was really scared when I found out I had colon cancer. Knowing I had your love, support, and prayers definitely made the journey easier to navigate. I love each of you and appreciate you immensely.
“For one minute, walk outside, stand there, in silence. Look up at the sky and contemplate how amazing life is.”