and so it is written

Just got back from my more than regular gynaecological appointment and am pleased to announce that after a swab, a feel, and a full review of my history for the past five years, my doctor has made a very important statement in my medical file:
I am cured.

Whoo-hoo! Fuck off, Cancer. I’ve beaten you. 😀

Thinking about it now, I wish I’d asked to take a picture of the words on the page since I don’t remember exactly what he wrote down. Something about the stage of the original cancer and yadda yadda yadda. I was in a daze watching him mark the file with his pen.
Splitting hairs, the anniversary of my surgery is in March, but there is no reason to believe that any group of cells has a countdown going in some microscopic day planner somewhere deep within my body, so let it be five years if my doctor says it is, dammit.

I never had any doubt I would beat cancer and I kind of surprised myself by shedding a tear when I shared the news with Neil. We’re going to go for a Costa Coffee to celebrate. In March, I think I’ll be sending a thank you card to my surgeon in Wisconsin and Neil and I will likely celebrate the actual surgery anniversary with a dinner out.

It’s strange- for the first time in five years, I will be going to the gynaecologist once per year like normal women instead of up to quarterly. That’s pretty cool.

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11 thoughts on “and so it is written”

  1. Thank you very much guys! 😀

    CC: Yes- I had cervical cancer and thanks to excellent doctors and my attitude, I beat the stuff with what I would call relative ease. It really is super news to end the year on! I’m a little dazzled by it!

    Jason: Thank you my friend! I feel like I have a little more daily peace of mind now. Whoo-hoo!

  2. OMG! Has it been 5 years already? If I were there I would give you a huge hug! You put a huge smile on my face today!

  3. Woot! well done Jen, your attitude is an inspiration (god how do you say that without it sounding cheesy?). Pestilence and Death need a good hard bitchslapping every now and then 🙂

    Cheers,
    matt.

  4. Cheesy can be good – thank you so much Matt! I’m convinced that attitude is half the battle. I was never really afraid or paranoid that the cancer would come back, but it is still a relief to hear a doctor say it and know I’m not just delusional! LOL!

  5. Thank you, Jaye! (sorry so late to respond- only just checked my comments in moderation)
    I was just thinking about you! Hope your holidays have been great and stay strong! 😀

  6. Fantastic mate, I am so pleased for you.

    My mum went through a similar thing a few years ago after being given pretty poor odds and us all having been prepared to face the worst with a brave face – now mum is absolutely fine.

    A tremendous piece of news Jen. Brilliant!

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