Here She Comes

I have two words:

Cancer. Free.

Nearly one year ago I began asking for prayers again and then posting the C Word. Our lives were shattered on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Then today on Tuesday, May 2, 2016, our lives were pulled back together.

Back and forth. Up and down. We have ridden this wave of life…and continue to.

Today, when we heard that nothing lit up on Marjorie’s scan, we wept…and wept…and wept. The tears of joy, sorrow and disbelief. Could this be? Could this be real?

For the first time, nothing ‘lit’ up in Marjorie’s scan, meaning there aren’t any active cancer cells in Marjorie’s body. The tumors remain, but they have calcified. Marjorie is cancer free! I still can’t believe it.

Okay, so technically, we can’t say “Cancer Free” until she has five years of clean scans. Details! My girl does not have a single cancer cell in her body so that means CANCER FREE to me!!!

This does not change our protocol. We will still have scans – thankfully, we now move to scans every six months. So our girl now gets six whole months without needles!!! That alone makes me cry.

I am still in shock and in a whirlwind of gratitude and joy. Our closest friends gathered tonight to pop bubbly. There were balloons, cupcakes and lots of laughter. According to Manning, we had a birthday party tonight. And in so many ways he was right. Today, is Marjorie’s birthday – a fresh start, a new start at a life she is hell bent on living.

So happy birthday to my precious girl. The world is certainly your oyster and you have a thousand plus people out there loving you through this road of life.

Watch out world…here comes Miraculous Marjorie.

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6 thoughts on “Here She Comes

  1. Rachele says:

    Oh, How wonderful McCall! I’m so happy for all of you! You have all been in my thoughts and prayers.
    Blessings, blessings, and joy to all of you!
    Rachele

  2. TK says:

    this post came up on my facebook feed as something a friend liked and for some reason I clicked on it. I don’t know you but I started crying tears of joy for you, your baby, and your family. May she continue to grow in good health!
    I then started reading through your blog and wanted to drop a note to say Thank You. Next month marks 4 years since my last admission after a 15 year battle and close to 3 years of my eating disorder not playing a significant part in my life any more. Recently things have been rough and it has been taking significant effort to fight off a relapse. Reading through your blog, seeing that it IS possible to not only stay in recovery through some seriously crappy times, but use what you learned through the recovery process as an advantage in dealing with the tough times, is the push I needed today to keep fighting even though it has been taking more effort. So, thank you. Truly.
    I will keep your daughter in my prayers for continued good health. Please give her an extra hug from a stranger in NJ.

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