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In case the title didn’t give it away, I have fantastic news!  I am officially 100% cancer free!!!!!!!  I had planned on drawing it out a bit, but I couldn’t help but give away the punchline first!  I had been on my new regiment for a month before he asked me to do a few blood work tests.  A few meaning 34.  I had just enough blood to comply, and left the office feeling more than a little woozy.  After impatiently waiting for two weeks, he emailed me the numbers and percentages.  I stared at the page for hours, trying to decide if 2.5 was good for one and 3,000 might be a little high for another.  Finally, I emailed him and asked point-blank when he thought I might be cancer free.  I was promptly emailed back this:

1) the tumor markers for breast cancer are all clear
2) the last imaging report was negative
3) in each of the ways we are looking, there is no presence of cancer
 
Be strong, hopeful, and encouraged, and that it is absolutely appropriate to confidently share with friends and family that you are cancer free!  My plan is to continue supporting you by: 
1) working with you on a good plan for screening/preventive care
2) keeping you on a streamlined effective protocol
I was completely caught off guard!  Cancer free?!?  I didn’t expect this news for at least another year!  Well, it was perfect timing because the next day, I had my port taken out.  For those of you who don’t remember my friendly iv site, here’s the day I had it put in:
And here’s the last remnant of my war wounds:
I am beyond grateful for every single person that sent well wishes, prayers, love, laughter and support our way.  If you’re reading this, I’m sending you an enormous virtual hug and sloppy kiss (husband approved this excessive display of affection).  We did it!  With this newfound admiration for my body and the second lease on life, I want to strive for impossible greatness.  I want to give back tenfold and remember that life is rather simple.  Love is really all you need.  Love yourself and stretch from there.  In the beautiful words of many yoga instructors everywhere, “the light within me bows to the light within you”.  Namaste
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