It is that time of year again - year 4 lung cancer CT Scan. It has been the most happy week with the results being:
"Stable - no calcification - no pleural fluid"
Absolutely the best news we could have received! The next scan, Year 5, in one year.
There is so much to be thankful for starting with how wonderful it is to be able to take a deep breath and taste the fresh air. I am extremely grateful for so much that has been squeezed into the last 8 years since having breast cancer surgery ... such as:
- The birth of our first grandchild after breast cancer surgery and treatment in 2008
- The birth of our second grandchild after lung cancer surgery 4 years later
- The past few years spent with our children and family - with laughter, love and tears of joy - a little silliness in life to warm the heart and soul
- Nothing compares with hearing your grandchild say "I love you Nana"
- Some incredibly "down" days that make the laughter special
- The medical care I have received the last few years has been excellent and timely - words cannot express my gratitude
- There is much we take for granted; our homes, province, the country we live in and perhaps the mundane that we would certainly notice and miss if it was not there
Charles R. Swindoll from "Hope Again"
Every day is a Gift - enjoy Life
There are so many other simple, day-to-day past times we enjoy, perhaps a coffee with a friend, receiving an unexpected phone call from someone you are happy to hear from, a gesture of kindness, a helping hand, an ear to listen and a heart to care. We are so fortunate to have the time to travel and learn and of course what is Life without a vegetable garden and a good book to read!
Simply being here to enjoy the splendor of God's creation; to hear the waves crashing on the shore, watch the flight of a heron, hear the sound of children's laughter and so much more in every moment of the day. These years hold precious memories which I cherish.
It is good to focus on the good things in Life and not to dwell on "what ifs" and "whys" but on the many other experiences to share, learn and love in Life. As I watch the sun rise I am grateful for another day. Enjoy what you have to the fullest. Share your good news with others.
Thank you to my family and friends, both here and overseas, for their never-ending care, support and prayers.
From Desiderata ~ Max Ehrmann 1927
Lung Cancer & CT Scan Information:
- The name Bronchioloalveolar cancer (BAC) has been replaced by the name Adenocarcinoma ... a type of non-small cell lung cancer
- What’s new in non-small cell lung cancer research?
- Canadian Lung Cancer Statistics 2015
- The best lung cancer blogs of 2015
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- Canadian Cancer Statistics 2015
- The best breast cancer blogs of 2015
- Why you should consider a PET scan - early diagnosis of lung cancer
- 3 Year CT Scan results