Monday, May 20, 2019

Cancer: IN REMISSION

We got the news last week and we've been sitting on it, because, well, we're still processing it, but the doctor has officially pronounced Cathy In Remission. This mean that she is currently cancer-free. It does not mean we are off the hook. The next year to two years will be regular blood labs and follow-up appointments. Type 3 Ovarian cancer has a middling-high chance of recurrence, though that is mitigated by a number of factors, including how well the patient responded to chemotherapy. Cathy responded very well to the chemo, so well, in fact, that in the event of a recurrence, chemotherapy as an option is still on the table.

These are all good things, and we are grateful in our profound relief, exhausted in our awareness of how lucky we got. Right now, Cathy is focusing on getting back on her feet. There's something about aggressive cancer treatment, surgery, and pneumonia that really takes it out of a person, you know?

I'm healing, too. Slowly. Oh. So. Slooooooowly. But I am healing.

We are currently bracing for bad weather and trying to figure out what the rest of our life looks like. For now, the good news is enough.

Thanks for taking this journey with us. You are a big part of the reason why we got through it.

10 comments:

CeeCee said...

You just made my day so much brighter. What wonderful news!!! Sending lots of love to you both.

Ginger Todd said...

Such great news !!!!

Scott Zrubek said...

Fabulous new, Mark!

Randall Shepherd said...

Wonderful news!

Adrian simmons said...

Great news! Glad to hear it!

David Farnell said...

That’s fantastic—I’m so happy for you both!

Adventuresfantastic said...

Outstanding! This is excellent news!

Lawrence Person said...

ThumbsUpEmoji.jpg

Unknown said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Miss Melba Toast said...

We are so happy to hear the good news! Happydance time! Woo-hoo! Thanks for keeping everyone posted!