Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I Got To Say It Was A Good Day

Can't believe today was a good day.

I had the day off.
I woke up to discover that the candidate I voted for President was reelected.
I received a message from an old friend stating that, because of my blog, tomorrow she was seeing a dermatologist for the very first time EVER.
I had my first chocolate babka and now know what all the fuss was about. (I also had my very first pumpkin pie bagel).
I had tons of texts and wall posts wishing me much love and wellness from wonderful people who were thinking about me.  People who love me.
I did my first volunteer event at the fall festival for my son’s pre-k class.  I took my daughter and we had hours of fun time together.
I got seven more likes on my Light Skinned Mother Facebook  page.
Oh yeah...and there was NO glowing on my scans
That’s right. As of right now, there is no evidence of disease from my PET scan. My wonderful doctor is requiring that I have an ultrasound to be safe. If they find a reason to  stick a needle in me and take a biopsy, I must go back to see him for the results. No needle, and I am back in 3 months for my next CT scan.  My doc DID mention that it is possible cancer could be missed from the ultrasound, but I can’t worry about that right now, because today was a good day.

I am cooking dinner for my family and have a plate of sushi in the fridge for myself, to celebrate. I have an evening planned for chopsticks, soy sauce, catching up on Once Upon A Time, and snuggling up in a big comfy blanket while the temp outside is supposed to drop into the 40’s.

Tomorrow I have to call my dermatologist and see if I can get in early to check out a new mark that’s developed on my face.  The day before Thanksgiving, I will be getting my ultrasound and possibly having a needle stuck in my neck. But for now…

I got to say it was a good day. 

I suggest everyone try some chocolate babka if you haven't already. Yummy.


  1. I would say that you were counting your blessings for the day:) Great habit to do for everyday:) It's one of my daily habits because things could always be worse. So happy for you for good scan results!!!! Fellow melanoma blogger and warrior:) The Cancer SPOT (Donna Piunt)

    1. Thank you, Donna. I definitely need to do this more often. I can learn a lot from your positive attitude. I love reading your blog and hearing about how you are doing. Much love to you!

  2. Sounds like a fabulous day! We need to have more of those, especially with the chocolate babka! (Melissa from My Journey with Melanoma and Melanoma Sucks! blogspot)

    1. I know! I wish I could share this fabulous day with all of my fellow warriors! Here's to one day all having some chocolate babka together!!!

  3. Congrats on NED :) that pie doesn't look too shabby either...

    1. Thank you, Katie. The babka was great. I definitely suggest using it to celebrate. :)