Renewed Life


I've been home recovering for a week now and it's getting better with each passing day. I've some bruising and soreness yet to overcome but feel pretty good considering. I found out Wednesday that my cancer is stage 2.  It entered the colon's muscle wall but not the lymph nodes, :) Can you believe they sent off 40 lymph nodes to be tested? I couldn't believe it. I go Thursday for my checkup. During this time I'll be referred to an oncologist to see if chemo will be needed. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and left their well wishes during my hiatus. It's my hope to return to blogging tomorrow and visit each of your wonderful blogs. 

19 comments:

bluepapercranes said...

so good to know things are looking up. you sound happier and i hope it continues and you and you family have a very healthy and happy new year. much love to all of you.

gigihawaii said...

Good luck and best wishes! I visited every daily, hoping for news from you. Now I know!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yes, you sound happier! Keep it up! you'll be better soon!!

Rambling Woods said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better...hope you don't need chemo..love...Michelle

Carver said...

That's a lovely shot. I'm so glad you are recovering well and that it wasn't in the lymph nodes. When I had my lymph node dissection I was also surprised how many were sent off, although I think it was only 22. In my case I only had cancer in one lymph node and it hasn't ever spread beyond that. I'm hoping you will have a long life without any more cancer ! Wishing you all the best in 2011.

Al said...

That sounds like more good news. Hopefully 2011 will be an excellent year for you.

Wanda..... said...

Such wonderful news for you, Naquillity. My husband is home also after two weeks in the hospital. He's recuperating well. We both have good reasons to be happy. Hope you have a healthy and wonderful year.

Kay said...

I am so sorry for all you're going through. Thank goodness the news is hopeful and positive now. Please take things slowly and get better quickly.

April Lindfors said...

So happy to hear the update. Very pretty photograph you put up, and I wish you the best year ever full of health and happiness!

Travis Cody said...

That's great that it didn't get in the lymph system. Stay positive!

Shakespeare said...

Stage two is very promising! I feel for you at this time, but I hope all goes very well for you this year, and you are fully healthy by year's end.

Take care of yourself, and know that we are thinking of you!

Kateri said...

Glad to hear you are home and recovering. Hope everything continues to go well.

Bone said...

So good to hear you are back home and improving. I know that you have been in many thoughts and prayers.

Wishing you a happy and most importantly, healthy, 2011.

Caron said...

This is good news! I'm very glad to hear it and I hope you don't need chemo. Keep up the good recovery.

Mary said...

I'm so glad you are home recovering and glad that the lymph nodes were not involved. Your attitude still sounds sunny and I hope that continues through the whole process. We're pulling for you!

Just someone said...

I am so glad to hear that you are recovering well.

My father was diagnosed with a tumor in his jaw and it had been a few worrying months; he is also recovering...

Though I havent been commenting, I have been praying for you!

Wishing you a smooth, speedy and 100% recovery;

Happy 2011

with lots of best wishes,

Rose said...

Wow, you have been through a lot since I last visited...I hope things look up even more....so glad for you that the cancer was not in your lymph nodes.

If I ever get time again I will email you about why I have been absent....maybe in a day or two I will get to do a post but there is nothing new since Christmas eve on either of my blogs...and both the photos had been used before.

Rose said...

How are you feeling these days? Are you receiving chemo or radiation?

I hope all the lymph nodes were negative for cancer.

I have been at my daughter's house as much as my own the past three and a half months...I have taken very few pictures in that time, and only blogged about half the time, if even that the past while.

Greyscale Territory said...

You really are wonderful! Thank you for the news! And love the post title...'Renewed Life'! Lots of positive energy!