...and thanks to you all for your good wishes. I stop in weekly for updates, but those of you who know me know how many "hats" I'm wearing these days in the work department. I haven't figured out if I do all this for the money or to just stay so busy so as not to think about bc!! My bd was a good day. I actually didn't even think about work, was taken to dinner, received nice
surprises, and dd and sil are taking me out to dinner tonight. I LOVE getting older now - just LOVE it!!
Had my yearly onc exam the end of August. All the blood work, exam and vital signs were very, very good. Went skipping home, and a week later, get the call from the onc saying, "Your tumor markers are elevated"!!! He thinks there's some lab mistake. Back in the next day for repeat of test. Ask my friends the nurses if the lab has been wrong before - long pause - and then, "No." I spiral down, down. Ask for their prayers, and doggone if we don't have a "prayer session" right then and there. One of the nurses asked in her prayer that I be able to enjoy the upcoming Labor Day weekend without dwelling on this news. God was listening and I was able to put it from my mind. Came back home Saturday afternoon, listened to my phone messages, and there was one from one of the onc nurses. They had put a rush on the lab work, she was there on Sat. administering chemo to someone, saw the results were in and here is what her message said. "Old buddy, this is Teresa. God was listening. Your tumor markers are back to what they've always been. I repeat, markers are NORMAL. (Laughs) We love you. Bye." What can I say?? Although I am one year older, I feel 20 years younger.
Love to you all and in honor of Connie - Seven years and 1 month - Glenda