Two things before I tell you the WONDERFUL news!!!
HAPPY RUNNING to all my pals running Boston today! And a special shout out to my cousin, Alex, who is running his first ever marathon at Boston! I am so excited for him to experience the magic that is BOSTON!!!
Alex (left) put us up for the night and cheered me on at Boston in 2014. This year I will be cheering him from my classroom! I wish I could be there!
Thank you all for your kind words and insight on yesterday's post. I can't tell you how much better it made me feel! My intention was really to get things off my chest, but when you all take the time to write really thoughtful and insightful comments, boy does it really get me thinking. I am so appreciative!
NOW, HERE IS THE WONDERFUL NEWS WE FOUND OUT ON THURSDAY!!!!
Paul has been on chemo and radiation on and off since October. On Thursday, he found out that the new tumor growth they have been targeting is GONE! The old tumor they could not get out with surgery has not grown at all since it was discovered several years ago... which is good news in itself, but it looks like it is responding at least a little bit to the treatment because it is a tiny bit SMALLER. This is even more proof it still is a low grade tumor. He is doing three more rounds of chemo and then checking in with his doctor to see where to go from there.
WE ARE SO HAPPY! We feel like we have a new lease on life! And of course we are so happy that all the shitty chemo and radiation isn't for naught and that putting all that poison into his body is helping in the long run!
Are you wondering how we celebrated Paul's awesome news? We got Chinese takeout! Tumor gone? Call Chef Wong's!