Monday, September 28, 2015

Gratitude Monday --The UnCancer Update Edition

According to my surgeon, my body is completely recovered from the July 2014 cancer surgery.
This is good and for it I am grateful.
The CT scan showed no cancer anywhere and the CEA (blood test) was normal.
Both are good and for both results I am grateful.
I 'll continue with the blood tests every three months for a while yet and I need another CT scan next year. That's fine with me.
Best news is I don't need another colonscopy until 2018. Gratitude doesn't even scratch the surface of how I feel about that.

As to the title of this post, well, I no longer have cancer so calling it a cancer update is a misnomer.
Medical science refuses to call me cancer free. There's a five year wait for that.
I've been uncancered.
I remain uncancered.
It's maybe not the best word for it, but it fits.
I'll use it until I come up with something better or I get to call me officially cancer free.


the Bag Lady said...

This is fabulous news, cousin! So glad that all your tests came back normal. Uncancer is the best type to have.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Bag lady. It's my favourite.

Tabor said...

So happy for our peaceful recovery. This is good news indeed!!!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Tabor.

messymimi said...

It's a good term, and it's a great place to be!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you, Messymimi.

Hilary said...

Excellent news. So glad to hear that, Leah.

solarity said...

I like the word uncancered and am glad you get to use it. :)

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Chris said...

Woo hoo!