Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I Love NED

Yes I am still here!! I haven't had any new scans but I wanted people to know that I am still here and doing very well.  My CEA numbers are at a record low of 3.4 and seem to be holding steady. 

I will be having my scan done sometime in March which would bring us to 6 months from last September. Needless to say I am anxious to see the outcome. 

I have started back to work as a dental hygienist two days a week. Mentally I am loving it. Physically my body is not.
I am perplexed and still bewildered by how just working a couple of days a week gives my body a constant hum of muscle aches, sore throats, ear infections and extreme exhaustion. What the heck? 

Will I take this over being dead? Yes. Would I take this over being in treatment for cancer? Yes. But I am still kind of walking around, looking around this new world without full blown cancer, ignoring its whispers in my ear, and trying to live my life. 

I guess I am trying to see where I fit it in now. Not a complaint but an observation. I have been reading some survivorship blogs and it helps me realize I am not alone, or crazy and this is a very normal "journey" to be on. See I just never expected to get this far-and don't get me wrong-I am lovin it all day long.

But I think having cancer is kind of like being in prison (you think for your whole life) and then someone just lets you out. You go out into the regular world but you are a different person your body is a very different body. You don't know what you are supposed to be doing with yourself, or what you can do.

This is where I am at now. Just wondering if there are any other cancer survivors out there going through the same? I would love to hear from you.

I really hope this doesn't come off like I am complaining. Just communicating and sharing my thoughts. 

I am hoping too buy labeling my blog titles NED and such people who are looking for stories of hope will find my blog and know that the impossible can happen. I am stunned every day, every day without fail that I am here. At some part of my day WHAM! It hits me like getting hit in the head with a very large and heavy frying pan. "You are alive right now girl-holy crap!" Then of course I say "thank you God." Then I say "sexy chocolate!" from the movie "Coming to America" cause it's so hilarious.  True story.

I love you all my friends and family. Thank you for always supporting us and loving us. Please, lets keep praying for each other. We all need it. 

Much love,
Karen

1 comment:

Anna Scott said...

Interesting.. CSCS cases has been increasing yearly.. As the symptoms are not shown in the early stage of the cancer.