Words We’ll Never Forget
Yesterday was a HUGE day for us, massive in fact. Yesterday decided what our future held and, to be quite frank, I’m not sure we’ve ever been more terrified. I mentioned last week that we had our (second) end of treatment PET scan this week and that it was a huge deal for many reasons. This scan would be the deciding factor determining if all the treatment we’ve done (8 rounds of chemo, 2 surgeries, and 10 days of radiation) over the past year worked. After our scary-crazy-weird PET scan in November (read about it here) we were so, so, SO, nervous.
We spent the entire day at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida getting Ryan poked, prodded, and scanned all morning long. Then we waited for the results.
When the doctor finally walked into the room and said the words we had been so anxiously hoping to hear, “It’s Clear“, we both jumped out of our chairs and BURST into tears! Ryan picked me up and kissed me as we cried. Our sweet doctor handed us tissues and celebrated right along side us. Yesterday was an actual miracle, a dream, our fairytale come true. I cannot even put into words how thankful I am. We snapped this blurry photo as soon as we walked out of the treatment center. I never want to forget the happy tears and those red noses.
We will head back to Moffitt in three months for another PET scan, and if all goes well we will move to a twice-a-year CT scan routine for the next few years. But today, tonight, forever, we will celebrate.
Even though it’s almost midnight now and my brain is barely functioning from the longest day in history, I couldn’t bare not telling you. SO many of you have reached out to say you were praying for us today and I wanted to make sure you knew how your prayers were answered. I am, we are, forever grateful for you.
I’m sure I’ll have more to say later, but for now all that is left to tell you is, I love you!
Just Look At That Smile!
Oh! Wait! One-more-thing… I had to share this photo with you, because LOOK AT THAT SMILE. As soon as we walked out of our appointment we drove straight to the Oxford Exchange (where we got married almost 5 years ago) to toast to our good news.
I always knew the Oxford Exchange would hold a special place in our hearts, but now I can add “April 1, 2019 – Cancer Free Celebration” to our ongoing list of very favorite and extra special OE memories.
P.S. For more you can catch up on our cancer journey here!