Monday, November 23, 2009

Let's all breathe a collective sigh of relief!!! Ahhhhhh!! Now doesn't that feel grand?!

Today was a sigh of relief in so many ways....
Sigh #1: My first sigh and a little of a happy cry came when Alicia Garino worked her magic on me!!! We showed up at 9am at her salon and she made me look BEAUTIFUL!!! This was something that I haven't been feeling lately and I even cried a tear when I saw myself in the mirror when she finished. She is one talented lady and I left her salon feeling like a movie star!!! I had Morgan take a picture of Alicia and me right after she finished, but later as I sat down to write this, I found that I didn't put the SD card back into the camera...AAARRRGGGHHH! So, you will have to settle for a quick picture Morgan took of me in the QT while filling up for gas.


Sigh #2: We went to Dr. Cashman's office and recieved the best news so far. The results had come back from my PET scan and Dr. Cashman told me that I am ALL CLEAR, no other cancer in the rest of my body!!!! This is a bit unusual because I have 3a stage cancer and that is some serious cancer levels for it not to have spread past my 8 cancerous lymphnodes removed at surgery. So a hip-hip-hooray and some prayers of thanks for this big breakthrough. This was the first doctors appointment that I recieved good news, so wahoo!

Sigh #3: We went to Dr. Pavese's office and he took out all three drains hanging off my body..... single, double, and triple wahoo!!! It hurt a bit when he cut the stitches out, but it was well worth it to get those blasted things out!

Sigh #4: The biggest sigh is the one I took just now, because we are driving home right now.... I am going HOME!!! Yipee! Small town life, here I come gladly!!!!

I am aware of all your prayers and fasting and I am sure the Lord's hand is in my life every day!!!

10 comments:

Kim Betts said...

WAAHOOO!!!!! **Substitute Emma's potty dance for a Yay Christa dance** I'm so happy for you!

T. Sipes said...

I am so glad to hear the good news. What a relief. I love the new hair do. What a beautiful lady you are. As a side note I will be picking Will up around 11:00 am tomorrow.
Love ya

Bonnie Hynes said...

yahoo!! you look marvelous! I miss Alicia's mad skills. I'm so glad to hear the good news, it will be up hill from here, I know it! Love you.

Shelly said...

I finally got a chance to read through your blog and what your going through. Im so sorry that you have to deal with this crappy pain-but isnt it a massive relief to have those blasted drains out? That was the worst part for me. I hope that recovery continues to go well for you and that you get all the rest you can. This reconstruction isnt all its cracked up to be, right? Its pure pain-but hopefully worth it in the end! You have such a positive attitude and a great sense of humor and that will take you so far during this journey. Please keep me in mind for any questions or concerns you might have and dont hesitate one bit to call. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you!!

Jipsie said...

You are a strong and beautiful Lady.And i am so glad you herd great news from the Doc.......

Strong Family - said...

Yeah!!!! I'm so happy that it hasn't spread more. And your hair cut is awesome! It looks great on you! Glad you're heading home. :-)

nickndest said...

Yeah! Cute hair. Your really are beautiful! Love ya and hope you enjoy relaxing at home.

Anonymous said...

That's the best news Christa and what a relief!! Glad your home and I love your hair. So cute on you:)
Enjoy Thanksgiving at home with your family.
Love, Penny

Alexis said...

thanksgiving time---yeah shouldn't we all be getting haircuts from Alicia--I liked that old tradition:)
You look GOOD!! I'm so glad you know that you are Beautiful---and I'm glad that Will knows so too and doesn't notice anything except for your blood pockets...which are now gone--wahoooo!

And YES that DOES for Grand!!! I'm so happy:)

Anonymous said...

Christa,
You are such an amazing example to me. You don't let anything get you down. I am sooo very scared about Monday and after reading your blog I feel so ashamed. I want...I need, to be more like you! I know my Heavenly Father loves me. I just need to have more faith. I let pain cloud all my judgement and I forget to give it all to Him. Thank you for reminding me where peace can be found. I sooo love you and your wonderful family. You have been, and still are in my prayers.