It's a good one, too.
Today, is the day when we can add another year... another cancer clear year!
Today, I am two years cancer clear!
It's a great day to celebrate!
I'll be having more tests, this Thursday, to make sure the cancer really is dead.
Those test days are scary, because we are so afraid we will get bad news.
I've had lots of energy, though, and I have been most cheeky and happy, so... hopefully and fingers crossed, everything will come back clear.
Happy Two Years Cancer Clear Day! xxx
That's the photo we took,
after the doctors gave me the all clear.
That photo was taken soon after the diagnosis.
There were many bad days, but we always looked for rainbows and chased the sliver linings.
Mum's words, from the day my enlarged liver was detected:
"At the doctor's, Dexter was ticking the boxes for his height and weight.
He was doing well... until...
An examination of his abdomen. I saw the look on the pediatricians face before he spoke. He questioned whether Dexter had any issues with jaundice as a newborn, and did he need treatment for it? I explained lights, three times, and one blood transfusion.
The doctor checked his colour and said it was ok. But....
He has an enlarged liver.
He sent us for an ultrasound and blood test and would call if anything needed to be followed up.
I wasn’t worried. Until...
Enlarged livers can be caused by excess alcohol, fatty diets, high cholesterol – not really relevant, right!
But then... blood diseases, leukemia and cancers.
My heart was in my chest.
The sonographer casually acknowledged Dexter had a “mass that needs to be treated”.
I'm still waiting for the call from the pediatrician.
Every time the phone rings, my heart stops."
(read more here)