Wednesday, November 10, 2010

On the Other Side...

My dream self walked this creek a hundred times. At times it was hard to make progress, to proceed down the slippery stream and navigate the muddy footfalls. The banks were too steep and guarded by a sentinel of trees to deviate from the snaking, wet path before me. Going back was not an option, the way was blocked by swirling pools and rushing tides of water. Under bridge and branch I went...

Yesterday the oncologist told me that my scans and tests were clear and negative! The cancer is gone and did not spread! I have to be mindful of my health more, but I am making major strides in my recovery!

Shaken from the chill of the water and the fear of falling, I have arrived on the other side...

I only have one more visit to doctor's and then I'm finished. No more waiting rooms. No more hospital gowns. No more vials of blood or clipboards stacked with paperwork. No more poking and prodding and cold stethoscopes. I am healed.

30 comments:

Imaginative Jewelry said...

Great News!!! I am so happy for you. I am glad that this part of your life is almost over.
It will al be fine, right?

Kym Hunter Designs said...

Wonderful news for you and your family! You must be so relieved. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

TesoriTrovati said...

The power of positive thinking Andrew... I am certain that has helped in this instance! Welcome to the other side of your live, Andrew. Go live spectacularly!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Gaea said...

WHOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I am literally jumping up and down for you! Fan-f'in-tastic! : )

Anne said...

Ahhhh! Such a relief and a true blessing. Enjoy!

Regina said...

Wonderful news, Andrew. Take care!

Higgins Design Studio said...

Beautifully said! I am so glad that you're on the other side now... A difficult path, but sometimes the difficulties in life are what make us better people. Celebrate your journey and your arrival!

Alice said...

Great news! You've had the power of prayer and the support of many friends to get you across to the other side. I wonder what the next journey will be....

Kelli said...

Your e-mail made my year. Let's hope your next journey has a GREAT GPS and routes you around/past any doctors offices, hospitals, ER's, etc and Oklahoma! haha
I'm so happy!

xoxox
twinkie.

My Life Under the Bus said...

*HapPy DaNcE*HaPpY DaNcE*HaPpY DaNcE*.....You did not fall !!! I am so happy for you!

rosebud101 said...

Thank God for that! Yipeeeeeee!

Greer said...

Good news indeed Andrew.
Remember Slip, Slop, Slap (slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat) A message drummed into us here in Oz - the skin cancer capital of the world.

stregata said...

I can hardly express how glad I am to hear this news. Congratulations. Wishing you health, happiness and love from here on...

Courtney said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You should be doing the happy dance all over the place. This is the most wonderful news!!!!! I am so happy for you.

Faye said...

The news we all wanted to hear Andrew ~ beyond wonderful!!!

And now, at last, you can turn your heart and soul back towards creating beautiful things...

Michelle said...

Oh Andrew! I'm so glad to hear this news! All I can say is...WONDERFUL WONDERFUL!
Michelle

Sassy Sparkles said...

This is the best news I've heard in a long time. As I struggle watching my Mom suffer with cancer, it is such a relief to know that you have come out on the sunny side of the tunnel. Best wishes to you for continued health and happiness.

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

That's fabulous news! Many congrats to a clean bill of health and to continued good health.

Barbara Bechtel said...

Wonderful news indeed. Here's to the future!

Gardanne said...

Now you can breath, wonderful news.

quiltingjewel39 said...

Wonderful, wonderful news. I am so happy for you.

Anna Lear said...

I am so very glad to read this!!!

violachang said...

excellent news! To continued good health - Jenna@sweetfineday

Jeanne aka Gem Chick said...

I am so happy for you!

thebearaffair said...

So happy to hear this wonderful news, Andrew.......enjoy the rest of your journey through life:O) Sally

sandi m said...

What wonderful news Andrew!
Now go enjoy your day, and all the days to come....

Stephanie said...

Wonderful, wonderful!

The Paper Princess said...

Dear Andrew

I am so happy to hear of your good news - and of your upcoming trip to Tuscon! The warm weather and the change of pace will do you much good - although I'm sure you will be pining for those kitties at night (and vice versa!)

Have a wonderful weekend - I'm sure you rest will come much more easily on the heels of this good news!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Nicki said...

Really happy for you.

Klassy Joolz said...

Oh Andrew...you are truly blessed...that is the best news!!!!

Hurray for you!!!!