Aug 26, 2004 - 12:26 pm
Bonjour All My Angels,
So, tell me, who has the direct line to the big guy upstairs? Are you holding out on us? Huge thanks to all of you for the endless support, many laughs, great tips and the good thoughts/prayers. Cyber group hug! The scans show that the cancer is confined to my lungs! Yea! AND, according to the PET, there are three hot spots in the right lung and only two in the left. Since October, we have been thinking that there are a dozen tumours cause that's what the CT has been showing. Regardless, the surgeon called to let me know we're going in this coming Tuesday (31st)! Let the festivities begin! Good things I gave up my modesty upon diagnosis... First they operate on my ass, now my chest... The other day, my best friends parents were golfing with a couple. Somehow, my situation came up and it turns out that one of the golfers is a nurse and she was present at my first surgery. Fabulous, just fabulous. At the rate I'm going, it won't be long until at least half of the greater Montreal area has seen my insides. I'm considering charging a fee... Or maybe the tumours and I could go on tour. Anyways, I thank you with all my heart for the sweet messages and positive vibes. You guys are magic. And if you could keep them coming next Tuesday...
I also wanted to let Sally Jo know that you and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers. I have heard of temporary post-operative dementia. May he heal well. Don't forget to take care of yourself as well. Judy, I'm also constantly thinking of you. You are such a brave and inspiring soul. The battle you are putting up is simply incredible. I truly don't know how you do it. The only comfort I can offer is that IT WILL END. Don't lose sight of that fact, which is so hard to do when you feel lousy. In the near future, you will be out shopping, or enjoying the sun or feasting on a wonderful dinner with your fabulous husband and you will feel well and good and whole and this will seem like a bad dream. I know you must feel like you'll never feel well again, but you will. It takes time and patience and it must be so frustrating for you... Just try to focus on that light at the end of the tunnel, although it is much easier said than done. All my love to you and your family.
Lots of love from an incredibly relieved Canadian,