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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Partying like it's 1999!!

In 1999, I was closing out year two of being married to my best friend - we were footloose and worry free...fast forward 13 years and two princesses later and we were blindsided by this nasty cancer business...but the PET Scan results are in....

on Monday, we found out that 75% of my cancer is GONE PECAN.  The new PET scan was not nearly as Chernobylish at the first one...there is still some slight glowing, but not like before...

so I only have to endure two last chemos (one of which was Monday, so only one to go) and then two treatments of Rituxan which is a drug that fights the protein created by lymphoma (if you are a medical profession and I totally botched that Rituxan explanation - just work with me...)   Good news for the girls is that my hair will start growing back during Rituxan - good news for me...Rituxan is not chemo, therefore I should feel human again!!

So 11 1/2 weeks to go...then hopefully my medi-port can be removed (you think the surgeon could remove a few other things while he is removing the port...you know...my double chin...the genetic round cheeks...just little things like that?)

I have so many plans... and NONE of them involve the worrying and anxiety that plagued my life pre-cancer...seriously...after cancer - what really matters - I'll tell you what really matters...

that Ironman and I enjoy a fabulous life together raising our two beautiful girls...because really...THAT is what matters???

PS - here's how excited Shane and the girls are...




Ok - just kidding - those were taken at Nick's birthday party before we got the news - but I'm sure that's what they WANTED to do after the heard the good news (especially Shane)! 

Thank you for all of the prayers, well wishes, messages and emails.  Please don't stop now...I need every one - I treasure every one!!!  They are saved in my "Kick It" folder and I will save them forever!

10 comments:

Marsell said...

Now THAT is a fantastic post. Keep kicking ass, girly. We need a lot more of these over the next few months.

Amy Muffoletto said...

That is what I want to here... Get that JOY back... Love ya bunches. Keepin' the prayers coming.

lilly riera said...

oh my new friend, this is fantastically fantastic news, lying on the fantastic side... from one survivor to another, enjoy the small things... and scrap them!

Teri said...

God is good. I'm so happy for you and your family. And of course for me and your scrappy friends. This means we will be scrappin with you more. I also see a Melting Pot trip in our near future.

Annemarie Haydel said...

Wonderful wonderful wonderful news...keep on truckin'!

DINA said...

Heather...what wonderful news. I knew that with the determination that I knew that you had (really only knew that because you are determined to keep a very current blog going...ha ha ha) that you could really beat this damned thing. I will keep the prayers going out for you and your family. Have a wonderful week and enjoy everyone and everything around you. They are precious!

Love ya,
Dina

cheepincharge said...

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
may be a nonsense word meaning fantastic!, but it definitely applies in this situation. So glad to hear your great news!

Darby said...

People have always said I was a strong woman! Girl! You put me to shame! Keep kicking it! Prayers are dialed in!

Dawn H. said...

Of course you're going to save everything in your kick-it folder, because you're going to publish your story! You're a great ass-kicker, keep it up!

Amy Beth Kloner said...

Oh my -- I'm getting caught up on your blog after a few weeks away. . . and what joyous news!!! I am so happy to hear this. Let's keep kicking this thing's ass until its gone for good and you can get back to your sweet hubby and gorgeous girls. I love how you talk about your family, btw. You are so blessed... but you know it, which is so much sweeter. xoxo