We Can Rebuild Her
Better than she was before… Better, Stronger, Happier. A Breast Cancer Journal

Relief

A good portion of the last three weeks I’ve spent fending off terror. Battling my brain away from fabricated scenes of brutally big, bad news.

Thanks to two marble-sized lymph nodes and a slew of spin-off concerns.

This morning was my three-month oncology appointment. My oncologist poked in all the scary places and pronounced All is well.

What relief.

Rising from the imaginary-dead every couple of months sure makes it easy to keep appreciating my beautiful, beautiful life.

Now to start trusting my body again. It’s got me this far, and done a fine job of it. It’ll fare even better when my worry-war is won.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
It’s a beautiful life.

Andrea Ross was diagnosed with breast cancer October 6, 2009 and intends to survive and thrive. You can read more from Andrea here.

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Andrea Posted by Andrea October 13, 2010

October 13, 2010 at 10:38 am.

13 comments

  • Jay

    Hurrah! Iu2019m so glad to hear your good news!

  • janice

    YEAH!!!! Or as we say in Calgary YEEEEEEEEHAW!!!!!!!! Well we are supposed to say that in Calgary, during stampede at least. (There used to be a homeless person known as the yeehaw man, who wandered around downtown yelling yeehaw. Was an institution for about 15 years, but he has disappeared). (That was totally off topic. I am proud to have ADD.)nnALL IS WELL!! Let’s shout it from the rooftops.

  • steve

    whew!

  • http://www.WeCanRebuildHer.com Andrea Ross

    Thank you, Jay, Janice, Steve!! Yeeeeehaww!! Whew!! and Hurrah!!!!!

  • http://www.the3day.org/goto/Jenny.Sinanan2010 Jenny Sinanan

    Dear Andrea,nnWhen I come to meet your precious family some fine day, please score Janice for a visit too. Your post is a good reminder that we truly have no idea what lurks in the minds of our fellow loved ones, so it’s wise to be compassionate even if we feel like shouting F%#@! Perhaps we can do both; show compassion and shout, tossing self-judgment to the wind. nnMay your terror subside and may acceptance, in all its forms, emerge victorious.nnTo life!nnYours in Seattle,nJennyn

  • http://www.the3day.org/goto/Jenny.Sinanan2010 Jenny Sinanan

    Dear Andrea,nnWhen I come to meet your precious family some fine day, please score Janice for a visit too. Your post is a good reminder that we truly have no idea what lurks in the minds of our fellow loved ones, so it’s wise to be compassionate even if we feel like shouting F%#@! Perhaps we can do both; show compassion and shout, tossing self-judgment to the wind. nnMay your terror subside and may acceptance, in all its forms, emerge victorious.nnTo life!nnYours in Seattle,nJennyn

  • http://www.the3day.org/goto/Jenny.Sinanan2010 Jenny Sinanan

    Dear Andrea,nnWhen I come to meet your precious family some fine day, please score Janice for a visit too. Your post is a good reminder that we truly have no idea what lurks in the minds of our fellow loved ones, so it’s wise to be compassionate even if we feel like shouting F%#@! Perhaps we can do both; show compassion and shout, tossing self-judgment to the wind. nnMay your terror subside and may acceptance, in all its forms, emerge victorious.nnTo life!nnYours in Seattle,nJennyn

  • http://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.able Elizabeth Able

    Wow. What a phenomenal reminder for gratefulness for the here and now. nnThere’s no way I’m going to tell you not to be afraid of cancer, AND, I hope that you are feeling more peace between fears. nnLordy, that was new age pop psych. :-) nWell, if the shoe fits, it fits.

  • Tim Coyne

    Ahhhhh. Exhale. Excellent.

  • http://www.penmachine.com Derek K Miller

    Ah hell, that sucks, but I’m glad it’s good news in the end. You know, there’s a lack of that sort of rollercoaster when the cancer never goes away. Not that I’d wish it on anyone, but it’s surprisingly less stressful in some ways.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sriram-Venkataraman/642616153 Sriram Venkataraman

    Dear Andrea, another milestone achieved !! As the movie “3 Idiots” proclaimed, “All izz Well”. nnAll izz Well !!!!!

  • http://www.WeCanRebuildHer.com Andrea Ross

    Thank you, Jenny, Elizabeth, Tim, Derek, Sriram.nnAnd thank you to all of you for following and supporting us through this journey. (hopefully) You’ll never know how much that support means.

  • Caroline

    So happy to get your news Andrea. Enjoy your beautiful life.