Monday, May 18, 2015

That's a wrap!

This morning, a piece of me was removed that has been the conduit by which the drugs that put my cancer in remission flowed.  4 years and 85 days ago, seems just like yesterday, but today it was pulled.  I asked to see the port after the procedure, and a sight it was.  Smaller than I though, but something so powerful.  I am now left with a new cut that closes out this amazing journey I have talked about, and hopefully, I will continue on with my remission for a long time.

For 2 years and 141 days, my cancer has been in remission and the spot found months ago seems to be doing nothing at all.   So in 6 months, we'll see what is up, and I plan to keep on pushing.  For now, a little over 4 years ago, this part of the journey ended today.

February 22, 2011                                                                         May 18, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015


Hard to believe that it has been a year since I have created a post here, but its been pretty steady with 3 month or 6 month checkups.  So all was well until 3 months ago in February when they saw a new spot on the CT scan so this checkup was very important.  But the spot did not do anything so they consider it just a spot right now, no reason for concern.  Since this was great news, my oncologist decided that we could pull the port out if I wanted.  On Feb 11, 2011, I received my port that would be the key to all the drugs pumping into my body for chemotherapy.  Every 6 weeks I have had to flush it so that the socket would not dry up.  

Ironically, I found out on 5/18/2011 that I was in remission, and on 5/18/2015 just 4 years later I will remove the most important piece of my chemotherapy.  Has it really been 4 years.  Man, this will be a great day, but also my birthday.  Seems fitting to me.   

I will post my favorite quote, because of this great day!

Never Give Up!