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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Celebrating at the Dentist Office

So, some of you may have noticed that I have be eerily silent for the last five or so months.  That is because immediately after my trip to Death Valley I found out that I had lung cancer, Stage 3a.  The news, which I received while coming out of anesthesia in the recovery room really shocked me. After they removed 70% of my right lung I had three or so weeks of recovery before I started Chemotherapy which lasted for another three months. To say the last five months have been difficult would be an understatement.  But I had my last chemo on February 28th, all my scans last week and the consultation with the Oncologist resulted in a clean bill of health right now.  That is music to my ears.  I am not as strong as I was, but I am doing a lot of stuff that amazes me, given what I have been through.  Everyday is a little better...I just keep working on that.

 Today was teeth cleaning day...chemo can mess with your body and the general condition of your mouth, so I was actually looking forward to it, more so than usual.  but my hygienist, who has been giving me moral support throughout had a little surprise for me today.

 I had called her last week to tell her my good news and she had her work space all decorated in celebration of my good news!  She is such a treasure!

 Streamers and balloons all around.  I had to be careful where I stepped!

 A present, V8 Fusion health drink, party hats and noise-makers...it was almost like New Years Eve!
She is REALLY happy for me!  So am I!

Stay tuned for some fun stuff that I have on tap...I am making every effort to get a lot more of that into my life going forward.

1 comment:

Kosher Computing said...

I have been eerily silent too, but only as regards my Kosher Computing blog. I am about to go live with my website, the Crescent City Jewish News, which is an online web paper for the benefit of the New Orleans Jewish community. This has been two years in the making. I've also been writing a lot for Examiner.com and Arts America on theatre and the arts. I am so sorry to hear of your ordeal, but delighted to hear of your prognosis. Waging war against cancer is always tiresome, but it is a battle you must continue to fight. The missed opportunity to meet in person is especially troubling now. If you are able to travel anytime soon, I hope you'll consider another trip to New Orleans. My best to you always. - Alan