I have two words:
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.