Saturday, August 22, 2009

like a pistol...

The results are 0.22% on the International Scale. This is slightly higher than the last pcr, but lower than this time last year - so all is good :) Steven's doctor recommended no change at all so now its time to kick back, relax and just enjoy life with this worry, once again, gone for now.

It felt like an extraordinarily long wait this time and the time is almost here again to order that kit from OHSU again. Sometimes I just get so tired of it - and then the moment passes and I realize just how incredibly lucky, fortunate, blessed I am.

Steven is looking good, sounding good, and is going to gym on a regular basis too. His life is everything it could have been without cml. I know that on many levels he has grown beyond what he would have if he did not have leukemia and for this I am grateful, even though obviously I wish he did not have it. Our lives are all so good despite, and perhaps because of, cml as part of it.

So now I can get ready for our trip next month with a lighter heart. I realize how much depends on those results every few months. It's not like we put our life on hold, but the "what if" factor is definitely more often visited when it' waiting time.

Thanks to everyone who waits with me, I know I am not alone in wanting those results and it really does count a lot to know that you are right here with me.

Love and light


hockeychic said...

So glad to hear this good news!!! What a long wait that was for you! I'm glad you will be able to get ready for your trip with a lighter heart.

I can't wait for the pictures!

Barbara said...

Good news Annie. That's a relief for you all....I can only imagine what the waiting does to you!! Do you know what I would love for you, Caitlin and I to be able to meet up in the future. I think so much of you both, but seeing as I am hopeless at travel these days.....thank goodness for the internet is all I can say. xx