Thursday, December 3, 2009

Guess What...

...at this time I am CANCER FREE!

They successfully removed the one remaining tumor. My surgery was at 7:30AM, right on the dot. Before they take you back to surgery they give you something to relax you. The first surgery I was able to fight it off and didn't fall asleep until I got to the operating room. Apparently this time I feel asleep before I got to the operating room because I woke up in post-op totally confused. I became very attached to my anesthesiologist and would not let him leave me. Finally, they brought Cody back and I gave up my anesthesiologist:(

*sigh*

He was a nice guy.

Anyway, Cody and I made the decision to head home after my surgery since it was scheduled so early in the morning. I think the drive just about killed Cody, but for me it went quite quick! I was out of it most of the drive! I feel so lucky to have a husband that would do anything for me.

I am feeling good. I am more sore today than I was yesterday, and I have discovered that I should NOT take Hydrocodone during the day. It did get rid of the pain, but I was a little loopy after taking it. It was an odd feeling!

Luckily, Cody and my Dad were here to help with my loopiness and watch over the kids! I am so blessed with excellent men in my life. I could not have asked for a better husband, father, father in law, or brother. They have all shown that they are willing to do what ever they need to do to help me through all of this. And for that, I am extremely grateful.

Huge thank you's to all of you out there. I truly believe that God has been listening to all of our prayers. I am realistic, I know that the chances of this cancer returning are great. But, I also believe that God knows how much my children need me and how much I need them. He is listening to us, my Prayer Warriors. Keep praying for clear scans! We can do this.

32 comments:

Becks said...

I am so happy for you!! I feel so relieved for you and I can only imagine the huge relief you feel!!

You are so blessed to have such a great family looking after you! Your kids must be so happy to have you home safe and sound!!

Best Christmas gift ever!!!!

XOX

blueviolet said...

That's the best news I have heard all day! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

That is WONDERFUL news!

Such a blessing!!!!

The Perfect Trio said...

God is SO good!!! It's such great news that you are cancer free!!!!

Melissa

Sara A Broers said...

Wonderful news! What an awesome Christmas present!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

I hope you don't mind that I shared your most WONDERFUL news!!

I posted this on twitter and my blog.

ROCK ON GIRL!!!

Kristina Petrella said...

Jumping over from trendy tykes!
Yea!!! What an answer to prayer!

Chelle said...

Heather, I am crying happy, happy tears!!! Ohmygoodnes, honey!!!

I am so so happy! Relieved! On cloud 9 for you and your family!

What a Merry, Merry Christmas for you!! xoxo

Wendy said...

This is the best news!!!! Congrats!!!

May this Christmas be filled with great memories and tons of happiness for you!

fortyb4forty said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your family. I've been praying for you and will continue. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Evonne said...

Congrats!!! That's is awesome news!!!

Lindsay said...

*tears of joy over here* I am so so so happy for you! What a wonderful day! I will keep the prayers going for clean scans!

Hope said...

YAY!!
I'm so thrilled for you!! GREAT news!!

Amy said...

wow I am coming over from Linda @ my trendy tykes. I just read this post. I am so happy for you.. Have a great day..

Pres. Kathy said...

I am very happy to hear this. God bless you! You are in our prayers.

Emmy said...

Congrats!! This truly is wonderful wonderful news.

Anonymous said...

We are glad everything went well Heather! Congrats!! Here, here to a long time of cancer freedom!!! Gotta love that Cody for diving into that drive home!

Love you,
Jill

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Yeah for you!! What an awesome Christmas present for your kids this year!! Congrats! Stay well and enjoy those precious little kiddos!

The Mom Jen said...

What a wonderful early Christmas present for your family! Many blessings!!

Jamie Lynn said...

What wonderful news~ my husband had stage 4 lynphoma the last two years and now is cancer free as well!!!!!! About 3 months ago he beat it! We love to hear happy stories like this! Congrats! We know how you both feel! :)
Jamie
lovelongtime.blogspot.com

Erin said...

What wonderful news!!! So happy for you and your family! It's going to be a very special Christmas!

Patricia said...

Great news! Wishing you and your family the best.

Chris said...

Yeah! That is absolutely fantastic news. :)

janell said...

I am SO happy for you, Heather! I'm so grateful you can enjoy the holidays with your wonderful kids/family!I'll keep praying...

Sandy said...

Wonderful news! What a wonderful Christmas blessing this is for you and your family!

Joanna said...

SO happy for you! Nice work kicking cancer's a**!

Melissa said...

Yay Heather!!! I'm so very happy for you!!! Praise the Lord!

Hydrocodone is great stuff! :) I had some after I had my gall bladder out and it made me way loopy too, but it sure helped me sleep! :) Enjoy it while you can! hehehehe!

Me said...

Dear God -

Thank you. Thank you for watching over Heather. Thank you for wrapping your arms around her and guiding her to healing and health.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Amen.

Heather - You are a rock star!

Shana said...

WOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOO! Now you can relaz and enjoy the holidays! Hope the pain goes away soon. God is GOOD!

23 Weekers said...

Praise be to God! I'm so happy to hear the wonderful news!

Shanon

Christy said...

YAY! I am so happy for you friend! WOW! YAY!

Clare said...

what an amazing post this holiday season!! I am so happy that things went well, and you can truly celebrate the holidays:) rest up and enjoy this time with your kids!! we are all still praying for you!

 
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