Dear Faithful Family & Friends,
Today I saw my new oncologist, Dr. Broesker, for the first time. He said that his office does not do tests [blood tests, scans] in order to look for cancer cells in a healthy, symptom-free person. However, based upon my completed treatment therapies and my current excellent health, he says that I can call Dr. Crooms and schedule surgery to have the Infusa-Port removed. After looking forward to this day for three months, I admit that I was a little uneasy about being declared “safe,” without any quantifiable data to establish such. However, it is good news, indeed, is it not?
Next, I will schedule surgery with Dr. Crooms [in January] and, in June, I will meet Beverly Walker, the new Physician’s Assistant, at Dr. Broeseker’s office. She will be responsible for my twice-a-year examinations.
This all seems rather anti-climactic, after all that we have been through together. I’m weeping as I write this because of my gratitude to my dear family and friends, who have been through this long, 18-month journey with me. Now I can finally say it: With your prayers, encouragement, and support, I have finally reached the other side of the “pool!”
Life seems eerily “normal” now, during this Advent Season. I have been able to enjoy the things I love doing: Last Saturday, I helped a dear friend decorate her ancestral home. Last Sunday night, Stephen & I attended “Lessons & Carols” at St. Peter’s Anglican [so lovely!]. Tomorrow night, Haley & I will attend the Annual Messiah Singalong. This weekend, we will host out of town guests & a supper party, and attend the Nutcracker Ballet in Thomasville, GA, to see Haley’s students perform.
I’ve got a head full of hair [no eyebrows, however!] but I’m still going to wear my funky hand-knit/crocheted hats this winter because, yes, it does get cold here in North Florida!