Sunday, November 20, 2011

Stop 'n Go......

Ok, the new pcr results are in......... and Steven passed again!  With a little jump downwards this time, we are all fine and can get on with less stressful stuff for the next three months again.

This photo reminds me of life around PCR time - stop 'n go, gas and anchors....
Not quite sure how to go on until the results come in, but at the same time determined to go on no matter what, but that tiny niggle of doubt, or is it fear, lurks in the back of my mind, making sure that going forward is not a totally smooth road.

But, once again, the worry was for nothing - it's good.  It's good again.  It's good still!

And so life will tootle on forward, filled the deep gratefulness that Steven is still responding to his Gleevec well, that there are no adjustments to make and that he is feeling great too.  It's quite amazing that no matter how much or how little I worry about these quarterly results, I am always deeply grateful afterwards.  Well, I am always deeply grateful, but it seems to come with a special depth in the days right after good results.  It's times like this that my heart aches for the mom's who did not get the good news results, for those mom's who have lost their children to this horrible disease.

And so.... till next time.

love and light
Annie - one very grateful, very relieved mama :)


Lea White said...

I'm really glad that things are going well for you guys!

Chuck said...

Congrats on Stevens downward slide. Have a Happier Thanksgiving!

Maureen said...

Annie, I am so happy to have heard from you, and I replied to your lovely email immediately; however it bounced, as did the second in which I just hit "reply"to your own email.
I would really appreciate being able to be in touch with another mother - perhaps my email bounced because your computer didn't recognise my name?

Annie - Steven's mom said...

Hi Lea!
Thanks! I think of you all SO much. Yours was a journey that really touched me. Hope all is well with you.
Love and light

Annie - Steven's mom said...

Hello Chuck - Thank you :) It was a lovely Thanksgiving - SO much to be thankful for. I hope yours was just wonderful too. Love and light - Annie

Annie - Steven's mom said...

Hello Maureen. Oh boy - not sure what to do about my gmail account... try sending to - lets see if that works. I would love to hear from you!
Love and light

hockeychic said...

This is great news! YAY! Much to be grateful for!

Anonymous said...

Two years since diagnosed with cml. have been on gleevec for the same amount of time. After 18 months, very low numbers a
On bcr tests. Life is greats,