Regardless of the situation, no matter how hopeless the outcome may be, I will never quit, and I will never back down. I have become the wolf.

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Got my CT results today


And the results are………

No sign of cancer cells anywhere in my body.  Can anyone say “Total Remission”?  I can, cause I’m livin’ it.  I still have to go for six months of “maintenance chemo” so my brain isn’t quite set on the “cured” yet.  My heart is soaring though.

Thanks to everyone who helped me through this.  It’s been a long road, and there is no guarantees that it will never show up again, but for now, for now, I will gladly take “remission”.  So crack a cold one for me tonite, raise your glass to the heavens and give a toast to whoever is running the ship.  I am officially a 1%’r.  Only 1% of the people with my type of cancer beat it twice.  The gods have smiled upon me again.

Now on to other stuff.  As you can imagine it’s been a strange week for me.  Seems like my meds have been off and I’m losing/misplacing things.  Strange things are happening in my world and I’m just seeing it.  I’ve been taking photo’s of mushrooms lately just cause they are fascinating but this past week I haven’t found any.  No weather changes or anything.  Just no fungus.  Well today Oscar and I stopped and picked up Pookie (the little Scottie from crossed the street).  Her owner is having problems getting around now and she uses a cane so Pookie is getting a little porcine.  I figured we were doing the mile and she could use it.  So we were halfway around the block and I suddenly realized that there was a tree full of birds up ahead.  I’m talking hundred of sparrows just chirping their little hearts out.  I kept staring at the tree, thinking what a wondrous sight and sound I was experiencing when I looked down.  There on the ground was one of their fallen.  The birds were mourning one of their own.  I walked right under this tree, with birds 3-4 inches from my face.  They didn’t move.  Just kept chirping. 

Joe took me to Max and Erma’s to celebrate.  Since swallowing is a bit of a problem right now, I feasted on French Onion soup.  It was delish, as always.  So now we’re home.  I need to get Oscar fed, take my meds and cuddle up in my big red chair and just treasure this little pearl I have in my heart “cured” is such a cool word.

Have a lovely, lovely evening my friends.

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I know I’ve been remiss in updating…


but I’ve been holding onto a secret.  I’ve wanted to tell my support group live and in person.  I am officially in remission.  I have to go every three weeks for a “maintenance” dose of chemo, but that is soooo doable. 

I’m scared and excited and stunned and awestruck all at the same time.  I’m so scared that it’s not really over and my oncologist is just giving me three weeks to play at being normal before testing me to see how bad it really is.  I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop.  Compared to how sick I was in 2006 this was a summer cold.  When am I going to get really sick?  Is it really over or am I living a fantasy till the test results are in?

I will be the first one dancing down the streets if all my tests come back clean, don’t get me wrong.  But this was kinda too easy.

At least I’m able to torch without supervision again.  My area is clean and I’m torching today.  All day.  No excuses.

See, I even yell at myself sometimes. 

I’m working on completing stocking my Etsy shop.  I’ve added a lot of new stuff.  Gotta go fire up the torch.

Hugs to you all

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