At the mid-point of my three hour IV here in Osceola Medical Center, I thought I would take a moment and reflect on the experience. I just wrote about the two brave and wonderful women sharing the treatment room with me today on our other blog, www.HelpWithCancer.Org. Lois is here with her husband Butch. Lois is an attractive, middle aged woman with a positive spirit. She is being treated for leukemia. Kristine is a younger woman in her early twenties. She has had a stubborn form of lymphoma for over four years. Kristine recently completed her second stem cell transplant and is doing great! She is a character – fun and feisty! Kristine is proud of her short, brown hair, which is quickly growing back, thick and curly. In a few minutes I will be meeting with my oncologist, Dr Anderson. This will be the first time I have seen him for four months. I don’t expect any unpleasant surprises. I have been in complete response (CR) for about 18 months now. So for now, no news is good news! I will follow-up tomorrow with my blood test results and Dr. Anderson’s feed-back.
Feel good and keep smiling! I am! Pat