Wednesday, July 19, 2017

I don't think it's the same trip

I'm not really an old hippie.  I am a Socialist, Commie, Liberal, though (according to a comment sent to me via the blog).  I never dropped LSD but am of a certain age that one could imagine I did.  Last night, as Steven and I sat reflecting on the past nine months I said "What a long, strange trip it's been."

"Honey, I don't think its the same trip."

Well, no, it isn't.  But I did have an out of body experience when I became syncopal after chemo, twice. 

I finished the sixth of six cycles on June 15.  Monday I had a PET/CT scan.  Tuesday I saw the lymphoma specialist.

I cried when he told me that there was no evidence of lymphoma on the PET/CT scan.  He was very gracious.  I composed myself but was barely able to concentrate as he explained what is next (basically observation).  I was not expecting a complete response.  I truly thought that I would have residual disease.  I am very, very lucky.


24 comments:

  1. I am supremely happy for you. HUGGGGs

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  2. Yes, Elizabeth, you are. And we're all very happy right along with you. Get back to repairing the machines and making the quilts.

    H.

    P.S. For what it's worth, my mother-in-law was diagnosed with lymphoma in 1983 and lived happily until 2016. Just saying.

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  3. I'm sooooo happy for you!!! I shed tears of joy and relief while reading your post (as Truckin' played in my head 😋). I hope you celebrate BIGLY!! 😂😂😂

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  4. You know I originally found your blog when I was a sewing fiend. I stuck around because of your personality and your messages. Your willingness to publically own your position. I am very happy to hear of your results and I will continue to pray for your good health. Enjoy everything ��������

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  5. Hi, Elizabeth: I follow your blog because I enjoy sewing machines and I enjoy your political comments, but have maybe commented only once. I'm so happy for your good report! Keeping prayers and good thoughts for you! Donna in Southern California

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  6. Hurray and Yippee!! I think you are blessed, luck is for casinos. It must be hard to wrap your mind and heart around this turn of events. Some rollercoaster you have been on and what a gift!!

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  7. Talk about your rays of sunshine! So happy for you – and I, for one, needed this good news.

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    1. Look at the map. Find a half way point and let's set a date for 2018!

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  8. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.
    I think that sums it up. No...
    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.
    Better. So happy so very happy!

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  9. So very good to hear. And if it weren't for liberal thinking people, there would be no progress in my humble opinion. Best wishes for continued good health.
    Bev in NS

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  10. Yeah, baby! Sometimes the light's all shinin' on me, other times I can barely see, just keep truckin' on. Cheers!

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  11. So happy for you! It must be the sewing machines that made the difference - time to go get MORE!!!

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  12. This is good news! I am happy for you & Steven. We may not have done LSD but I love that we're still tripping. Can't wait to Dee next project--- machine, New house, quilt, etc?

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  13. Hooray!! Love reading your posts, am thrilled to hear your happy news, live long and prosper, dearest Elizabeth! Sending love from the big bad city of New York.

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  14. Super COOL !!! I know, no way to describe the feeling. May the pinko, socialist, commie, force be with you!

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  15. glad to hear the good news. I have learned so much from your blog, and have enjoyed it immensely while dealing with my own little problem. It keeps me sane and teaches me things I need to know. I just wish I had the time and space to do the tinkering that you do. I envy you that so much. So keep on being a pinko, commie, liberal and making the world better for a long while.

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  16. So glad you got good news. I love that you are a socialist commie liberal. Me too. I love your blog - it has been a very great resource for me - thank you!

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