I cannot say how long it has been since i have even come here to check on things, but I need to update.
Three days ago my mother went in for a routine CT scan, and the results came in only a few hours ago.
She was pronounced NED (No Evidence of Disease) this morning, and we cannot express how happy we are! Less than a year ago she was actually pronounced terminal my her doctor, the cancer having metastasized to her lungs and further--but now that is all gone, as if some miracle had happened! She gives this message to all her supporters, family and friends:
"Thank you God. You have always been by my side throughout the years. Times when I cried, you whispered in my ear "I'm here for you, this too will pass". Times when I have been weak, you have given me strength. I know I haven't always given you the time you deserved but nonetheless you've shown me love, conpassion and you've blessed me. you've opened my eyes to all the beauty that surrounds me. You have blessed me with loving family and friends who have stuck by my side through thick and thin.....this is the greatest gift in the world. You are my heavenly father and I love you with all my heart. You've heard all of our prayers and I can't thank you enough."
So, thank you to all who have supported me, because God knows this year has been the roughest year of my life in all aspects of it. Now it is just a matter of waiting to see if her last three chemo dosages will prove well, and if she manages to stay NED for five years, her chance of getting it back will be reduced to only ten percent!
Regarding the book itself, it is still a work in progress, but definitely not forgotten! I work with it whenever I can despite school and family taking up 100 percent of my time! Summer i coming up soon, so the time will prove wonderful for a perfect gift for her new NED status!
Just thank you all again so, so, so much for your support and compassion!