Monday, October 10, 2011

A Good Report!

Last week was a long one.  Hubby had a seminar the first three days last week.  I attended a seminar the last two days of the week. There was a doctors appointment in the middle and a lot of life in-between, like trying to keep up with my Etsy shops, promotion and sales-- not to mention my blog-- which all brought me to a place of exhaustion on Sunday morning!  So . . .  lost in the middle was a bit of good news that I want to share!


Breast Cancer Awareness Cuff by pruitthandcrafts on Etsy


I am a Breast Cancer survivor--5 years+-- and last week I saw my oncologist.  I had been going thru a battery of tests, bone density, mamo, blood work, etc to see where my body was standing at this point in time.  All the tests were good, except two that were expected results--not bad and not cancer indicators-- just indicators that my body is reacting as expected to the cancer meds--which we are managing.  Anyway, my doc says that I now have the option to go off of the meds because I have responded well to the 5 year program.  NO sign of any more cancer!!!  YAY!!!!  They had originally told me it would be 5-8 years on the meds, and as of now, there is no definitive testing to say that more than 5 years is beneficial . . .but . . . there is no definitive results that say more than 5 years is NOT beneficial.  So . . . I have a decision to make.  Do I stay on the meds a little longer, if they are doing me no extra harm, or do I quit the regimen that has become a daily habit for so long? 

There are so many questions, lots of think about.  Although I don't know what my decision will be, I write this so all of you can understand a part of the process that many, many others are going thru.  When you support a cure, you are supporting people like me that deal with these questions everyday for the rest of their lives. So . . .
I thank you all for your support and your donations to the cause for the cure!  Bless you! 

9 comments:

storybeader said...

that is just wonderful!! What a decision! Hope you come up with a good answer for you and your family. Congrats! {:-D

BeadedTail said...

What a fabulous report! That is quite a decision but still, great news!

Linda B said...

Linda, what great news. Keep up the good work.

I'm donating to Susan G Komen this month, too.

Splendid Little Stars said...

YAAAAAAY,Linda! So happy for you! That is good news indeed!

Kathleen said...

Praising with you and praying for wisdom and discernment for your decision =)

Judy Nolan said...

Linda, I'm glad to hear your doctor gave you good news, but I'm sure it is also hard to decide whether to continue with the meds or not. Good luck with your decision, and congrats for being a cancer survivor!

Lily said...

Oh what wonderful news Linda. She is woman, hear here roar!!! Whatever your decision, it will be the right one.

huge HUG

randomcreative said...

That is awesome, Linda! Congrats!

tamdoll said...

Congrats on the good report and good luck with your decision - I wish I had advice... but best wishes are all I can offer right now.