Monday, December 26, 2011

The Best Christmas Present!

This Christmas I received the best gift of all!  For those who are familiar with my blog, less than two months ago I had a Linky Party for Cancer Awareness.  If you want to read my story, you can find it HERE.  Many things were uncertain at the time, but I had an upbeat attitude for having just been told I have cancer for the second time. 

After deliberation with my doctor, we decided that I was a prime candidate for something called a neck dissection.  My doctor would remove a few lymph nodes in my neck then biopsy them.  What turned out to be a few ended up being twenty-four, with a scar along my neck nine inches long.  Two short days later, or two grueling days in my case, we received the results.  ALL 24 LYMPH NODES CAME BACK NEGATIVE!!!!!!  

My husband and I are on our way to St. Louis for additional opinions.  We want to make sure that we are seeking all appropriate avenues.  So, things aren’t over.  I still have healing to do both physical and emotional, monthly doctor appointments, and the constant fear that it may come back.  But, my road is less bleak as crazy as it may sound.  Things are looking up!

Many thanks to all of those who supported me and prayed for me!  I AM A SURVIVOR as my friend Debbie Clement writes about in her inspiring post, Blue Christmas.  I received the best Christmas present I could ever ask for!  



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Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh Mandy, I am late in finding this out and I am sorry about that. I am so very happy to read this, what wonderful news!! I will be sending positive thoughts your way as you continue checking others' opinions.
Kristen

Lori said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love your upbeat attitude, Mandy! I was so relieved when you got the good news of no cancer!! You ARE a survivor!

SunnyDays said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yay, Yay, Yay!! Sending positive vibes for continued good news!!
Denise
Sunny Days In Second Grade

A Teacher's Treasure said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Such wonderful news! You are so strong & brave to deal with this!!!
Sending positive thoughts & prayers your way!

❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
A Teacher's Treasure

RainbowsWithinReach said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is the very best news I have heard!!!!!

I am so happy for you with this news. It is a battle continually, but having this sort of insight is such a reason for happiness. Of course there are many emotions thru the process and I'm so glad that you continue to get other opinions. We are indeed our own best advocates.

I am smiling ear-to-ear!!!!!!!

Keep us posted. You will remain in my prayers.
Debbie Clement

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Nicely Written!
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Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a wonderful gift, Mandy. My prayers will continue to reach out to you and all the others who have been touched by this dreadful illness in some way. Keep the faith.
Nancy

Mrs. Patton said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

God is soooo good! What a beautiful gift! Praying for you!

Traci said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

:) And now I found this post. I'm a little late to the party. But congrats. I hope things are still on the right path.

I joined your linky party and added a ribbon to my blog...but I changed it up a bit. I hope you don't mind.
Dragonflies in First

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