Oh Benign, Won’t You Be Mine . . . Forever . . . Please?

18 Sep

I received good news, such very good news – my biopsy pathology came back clear – as in “benign”, as in: cancer free. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. It has meant so much to me, it is truly what carried me through what was an unexpectedly very trying time in the post cancer, potential-land-mind, landscape.

It has been quite a month, so much has happened (on all fronts: personal, work, music). It has been such an intense time on so many levels. I don’t even know where to begin . . . so perhaps I won’t 🙂

I learned something new last night – a term called “vague booking” which is apparently the posting of Facebook posts that really say nothing at all (are vague) but insinuate something exciting or mysterious or . . . whatever 🙂  So, I guess I am going to “vague-blog” a bit.

Simply (or vaguely) put, the past six weeks or so have been challenging, wonderful, exciting, scary (nothing like spending over three weeks waiting on biopsy results), and did I say exciting? It has been a bit of a whirlwind and mostly in very good ways. The past six weeks have included some of the very best days of my life and sadly some very bad ones too (having friends get diagnosed is hard, so hard).

How is that for vague blogging?

So while I am cancer free, so many friends were diagnosed in just the past month. That has been particularly challenging. On the day I found out my good news: that my biopsy results were clear, a girlfriend of mine learned that her mom has breast cancer. And she is just one of, very sadly, way too many.

While I was waiting for my results, I was talking with newly diagnosed friends and telling them: “You can do it, I got through it and I am healthy now and you will be too”

It was hard to say that these past few weeks – not really knowing if the “I am healthy” part was still true.  I hoped and prayed it would be true.  I am so grateful. Now it is back to my life. I have a new perspective this time.  I have become reacquainted with many things in the past couple of months that have been absent in my life since cancer found its way in to roost. It has been a wonderful time and I am excited about what the future holds.

So for now that is all.  Oh, that and one of my favorite sunsets from the past couple of weeks:

HB Pier Sunset

Sunset in Huntington Beach, something I am committing to seeing (hopefully) every day 🙂

I am so grateful for your continued prayers and support. It is so amazing and so wonderful. I am so, so very grateful.

Now I am off to see if I can convince a friend of mine that radiation won’t be the worst thing in her life. This is a much easier thing to do knowing that I am still cancer free.

I will be back here before “Pinktober” (blech) . . . so much to change, so much to do.

Much love and peace.

Gratefully yours,

Lisa

16 Responses to “Oh Benign, Won’t You Be Mine . . . Forever . . . Please?”

  1. sally peck September 18, 2013 at 12:55 PM #

    May you live happily ever after with NED.

    • cancerfree2b September 18, 2013 at 12:58 PM #

      Thank you Aunt Sally! I do love NED! 🙂

      I love you!

      Lisa

  2. Bonnie September 18, 2013 at 1:05 PM #

    Congratulations…I know the relief you must feel. I am only 10 months out but …but…but
    You know. Breath a sigh of relief and then get out there and ‘live’. 🙂 Hugs to you!!!

    • cancerfree2b September 19, 2013 at 12:40 AM #

      Awe, thank you Bonnie 🙂 Congratulations on being 10 months out! All the very best to you!
      XOXOXOXOX
      Lisa

  3. AnneMarie September 18, 2013 at 1:05 PM #

    YAY…. Lisa, I so desperately needed to hear good news today… I am thrilled for you! Sending you a giant hug clear across the country…

    xoxoxo

    • cancerfree2b September 19, 2013 at 12:41 AM #

      Awe AM, a HUGE hug back across the country to you! Thank you, my friend 🙂
      Much love to you,
      Lisa

  4. Facing Cancer Together September 18, 2013 at 4:50 PM #

    What WONDERFUL news! I’m so glad for you 🙂 There’s still such a ways to go toward finding a proper cure so that NED becomes ND (as in, NO Disease). Thank you for sharing your news. ~Catherine

    • cancerfree2b September 19, 2013 at 12:43 AM #

      Thank you Catherine!
      Yes, there is so much to do . . . and I love your ND: NO Disease!
      XOXOXOX
      Lisa

  5. The Savvy Sister September 18, 2013 at 5:08 PM #

    So happy your officially a NED! Live well and be well!

    • cancerfree2b September 19, 2013 at 12:46 AM #

      Thank you!
      I have actually been NED for a few years now and just so incredibly grateful to still be NED! 🙂
      XOXOXOXOXOX
      Lisa

  6. helensamia September 19, 2013 at 4:17 AM #

    Phew.. What a relief…

    • cancerfree2b October 1, 2013 at 8:14 AM #

      Thank you Helen!
      XOXOXOXOX
      Lisa

  7. Nancy's Point September 21, 2013 at 3:00 PM #

    I’ve been offline for a bit, so when I came back and “heard” your good news, I was so relieved. And yes, Pinktober’s soon here – so much to do is right! Big hugs from me to you!

    • cancerfree2b October 1, 2013 at 8:13 AM #

      Awe, thank you Nancy!

      I am just catching up on blogs and yours in particular! You are such a wonderful writer and I love reading your posts!
      Bracing myself for October 🙂
      Much love to you,
      Lisa

  8. pinkunderbelly September 23, 2013 at 6:51 PM #

    Hooray for NED!! Congrats! So glad you shared your good news.

    • cancerfree2b October 1, 2013 at 8:12 AM #

      Thank you!
      All the best in health to you!
      XOXOXOX
      Lisa

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