Friday, February 18, 2011

6 month scan

Had appt with my oncologist today and the 6 month scan came out well.  Still have to see the colo-rectal surgeon for a scoping as he looks close but nothing lit up on the scan.  The oncologist is usually more bubbly and upbeat than the surgeon so we shall see.  I will finish this post after I see the colo-rectal surgeon but it seems to be going very well.

Surgeon's appointment on Thursday was good.  They poked, prodded and splunked their way through Harvey's old house and found nothing suspicious.  Relief abounded.  They still cautiously advised me that they will watch me closely which I am thankful they are.  I do not have to go back for four months which is awesome.  Four months of relatively free thinking and freedom from worry of cancer.  How good is that?

Thank you everyone for being there and for your prayers, caring and concern.  Be well, Marilyne

Monday, February 7, 2011

February 7, 2011

Hello Everyone - I came in here today for two reasons.  One was to let you know that my six month scan is tomorrow.  Follow up exams will occur next week.  I have not been as anxious about this scan for some reason and did not think it necessary to come in here until after the scan and results were in.  The second reason was to mention that I lost a very close and dear friend yesterday.  I considered her as close to me as a daughter.  She died in her sleep at the age of 41.  Too young.  We do not know the cause just yet, speculation was it was her heart.  The reason I bring this sad information forth in my blog is to reiterate once again how tenuous life is, how we need to hold on to our days and enjoy them to the fullest.  To let small unimportant things that might annoy us slide off our backs, to forgive those we may be carrying grudges against, to say I love you to the people closest to you that you might not think to say it to on a daily basis.  Most of all, to appreciate one another for in the scheme of things, today may be all we have.  That's all I have to say on the matter.  It was my way of coming in here and grieving for my friend and daughter.  She will be sorely missed by me and all others who loved and knew her.  Thanks for letting me open up about this in here.