My Girls!

Just got off the long bus ride from Houston to San Antonio, but I can't climb in bed without visiting my sisters here to tell them a little bedtime story of a girl who was diagnosed with  Stage IVB, Grade 2 Endometrioid Endometrial Adenocarcinoma in the Spring of last year.  She had a robotic hysterectomy with which she was very lucky and didn't have pain, and then chemo, which landed her in the emergency room with some funny heart pitter patter, and then more chemo that was a little easier;  and then the girl decided that radiation was not for her.....well not yet, anyway.  So she said goodbye to her chemo nurse, promised to visit her surgeon for an exam every twelve weeks, and went off to live her life.  She boarded a cruise ship to Alaska to celebrate finishing chemo, and on the very first day at sea, the girl and her newly discovered osteoporosis fell down the stairs on the ship and broke all of her right leg and ankle bones.  That chapter of the story was pretty hard to read, because the girl didn't get to see Alaska except for the ambulance, the  hospital and the ferry to the airport.  She came home and had to have another surgery to put her humpty dumpty bones together again, and that was just in time to go up to MD Anderson to have her one-year scan since she finished chemo at pumpkin season last year.  So she hopped in her wheelchair and then onto the bus, and then onto the uber, and soon she was in the land of the white coats, where a very kind Doctor said, "Oh, Wendy!  I have some very lovely words for you on this paper.  Would you like to hear them?  Do you know someone named NED?  I think he'd like to dance with you."  And so for today, girls, NED and I will dance.  And we'll have nice dreams and we'll honor those who have danced before us and those who will dance after us.  And this girl will sleep happily just for tonight, because today is all any of us are promised, and today we won't think about the odds. We'll think about the joy.



  • derMaus
    derMaus Member Posts: 558 Member
    What joyous news, and so

    What joyous news, and so eloquently stated! Congartulations, my friend, and enjoy every minute of your 'dance'. May it last forever.

  • pato58
    pato58 Member Posts: 120 Member

    Dancing with you and celebrating your NED Cool

  • NoTimeForCancer
    NoTimeForCancer Member Posts: 3,246 Member
    Congratulations! SO happy for

    Congratulations! SO happy for you as your story brings a huge smile to my face.

  • Kaleena
    Kaleena Member Posts: 2,088 Member


    dance on my friend. Dance on!

  • cmb
    cmb Member Posts: 988 Member
    Wonderful news

    Celebrating your fabulous news, so sweetly told!

  • BluebirdOne
    BluebirdOne Member Posts: 630 Member
    Does NED have a brother?


  • Jairoldi
    Jairoldi Member Posts: 221 Member
    A lovely story

    Full of drama and hope. I give this best seller two thumbs up!

  • pato58
    pato58 Member Posts: 120 Member
    pato58 said:


    Dancing with you and celebrating your NED Cool


    Your narrative is excellent my friend!

  • LisaPizza
    LisaPizza Member Posts: 358 Member
    Wonderful! Congratulations!!!

    Wonderful! Congratulations!!!

  • Lulu7582
    Lulu7582 Member Posts: 112 Member
    edited September 2018 #11
    Congratulations!!! Enjoy

    Congratulations!!! Enjoy every day! Wonderful news and so happy for you! Smile

  • Denise66
    Denise66 Member Posts: 80 Member
    Love it!  You go girl!  

    Love it!  You go girl!  

  • hopeful56
    hopeful56 Member Posts: 73
    Congratulations and may you

    Congratulations and may you dance to NED forever.


  • MoeKay
    MoeKay Member Posts: 453 Member
    What a Great Story

    Wendy, big congratulations on your dance with NED!  I truly love your story, with all its ups and downs.  And I might add that your Alaska story put mine to shame!  I only got a pill stuck on its way to my lung for three days before I finally coughed it up, followed by the norovirus which had me confined to my cabin for the rest of the trip!!

    I hope you and NED dance your way through Alaska on your next trip there!!



  • oldbeauty
    oldbeauty Member Posts: 336 Member
    Wonderful Story!

    So merry and uplifting! Here's hoping your dancing days never end.  Best wishes, Oldbeauty

  • Wannabeatit
    Wannabeatit Member Posts: 99 Member
    Great News! Now to plan your

    Great News! Now to plan your next trip!


  • Cass83
    Cass83 Member Posts: 151 Member

    Congratulations and may you continue to dance with NED!

  • Soup52
    Soup52 Member Posts: 908 Member
    Congratulations! Now dance

    Congratulations! Now dance away with NED!

  • Northwoodsgirl
    Northwoodsgirl Member Posts: 571
    Armywife dancing with NED!!!

    Oh what a story you have told! I am so happy that you have no evidence of disease!!!!  May you dance with NED forever dear one!!

    I got tears in my eyes when your story included NED. Congratulations!! 


  • linmk
    linmk Member Posts: 58
    Delightful Told Story

    You are a great storyteller! What a way to break some bones! I wish that I had been in Houston to help celebrate your NED. We would have had a good time. I'm so happy for you. I hope that your bones heal soon so  you can plan more adventures.

  • MrsBerry
    MrsBerry Member Posts: 102 Member
    I do not post much any more,

    I do not post much any more, but I follow regularly, and had to delurk to say Hooray! What wonderful news! I am so happy for you.