Yesterday was blood work and a CT scan. It’s always a long day but this time they must have been moving along…only 30 minute wait for blood and the CT scan was early. We were in and out of there in record time.
And today, Dr. Ho was early. And all was well (except I’ve gained about six pounds and that doesn’t make me happy) I’ll be going back next May and then he’ll stretch it out to a year. Pretty amazing, I think. And I am so aware these days of the many people who are NOT getting good news at the doctor. It makes me all the more grateful…for all of you, for the doctors here at MD Anderson, for the many people who’ve prayed and been with me every step of the way. I’ve been cancer free for 18 months…and plan to stay that way for a long, long time.
I was listening to a podcast of a TED talk yesterday. Evidently there are people working on a blood test that will detect cancer activity VERY early. The presenter expects it to be part of a normal yearly checkup in about three years. He said he envisions a day in the not too distant future when cancer will be seen as possibly a chronic disease but not a fatal one…not good news (like diabetes) but something you can get treated and live with and live a long happy life. One of the wonderful things about this research is that they aren’t keeping it secret. They’re sharing their findings every step of the way and researchers all over the world are using it and moving forward. Three years…can you imagine?
Below are a couple photos my brother-in-law took on Padre. One thing I didn’t like about the island is that they allow people to drive on the beach. People park their cars, pickups and RVs along the beach and are all set for the day. Ruins my view! Anyway, the tide came in pretty far on Sunday morning and we were fascinated as we watched the RV sink deeper and deeper in the sand and water.
It will NEVER get out, I thought. Not without a serious towing job. But the owner just waited till the tide receded and drove away.
There must be some message in that …good things happen to those who wait….be patient, things will turn out just fine…No matter how deep you might sink, you may just be able to drive away if you keep your cool. Whatever…they did it. But I still don’t like cars on the beach!