Thriving while staying-home

Sometimes it takes a while for the blessing of a situation to reveal itself, but right away I knew this current stay-at-home order was a good thing for me. Without the carpool, after school activities, tutoring, errands, and routine appointments, I have nothing but time to concentrate on my health.

This rang true especially since my lab results were taking much longer than the original 10 days promised. These results determine my ongoing cancer treatment. So I tried to look at this as extra time to prepare for the next stage of my cancer fight and to not have a compromised immune system during a pandemic. Blessing.

I also need to add that some days, many days the word “cancer” escaped my mind, instead open to relaxing, watching, reading, and just being…

I’ve been able to gain my strength with walking, biking, a bit of tennis and even ran a mile or two.

I finally received my lab results last week. I’m just now absorbing the information. My scores came back low, this means that the risks and side effects of chemotherapy are greater than the recurrence rate of my cancer.

No chemotherapy for me! A surprise to us all, even the Drs.

For the next five years I will be closely monitored by my Dr. I’ll continue to get body scans. For the next 10 years I will be taking Tamoxifen for an additional 25-50% reduced chance of recurrence. As of this moment I am cancer-free…and once I hit that 5-year mark I’m considered cured! I still have a couple surgeries ahead of me. Not sure when they will happen but will let you know once I do.

Until then I have a lot to be thankful for and have gone through 2 bulk-size boxes of thank you notes!

10 thoughts on “Thriving while staying-home

  1. That is wonderful news! Hope you are still getting stronger every day! You are an amazing person! All the best to you and your family!


    1. Thanks so much for reading and being a big part of my story. I’d thank you in person but I’m trying to figure out your identity via your user name!


  2. Praise God for good news. The best news!!! Prayers do work and will continue to be said for your family and you as you embark on the next steps/ surgeries, etc. you are amazing and strong and I am So proud of how much work you’ve done and how much progress you’ve obtained. Keep it up. Love you, Lisa!


  3. Amazing news! So excited to read about your recovery and that you are running again 😁😁
    Keep healing friend


  4. Amazing news my friend. I will still keep you in my daily prayers and am so proud of how you have handled all this your a inspiration to all. I would not have made it thru any of it without being a complete mess. Your strong and a true inspiration to all. Love you my sista.



  5. YESSSSSSSSSSSSS! I kept praying and praying that everything will be alright and it was. I love you aunt Lisa! Hopefully I can see you sooon!!!


  6. That is such wonderful news!!! I am so glad that you had this time to recover with your family close by too!


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