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.

About Andrea

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

  • 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!

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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