Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"Everything Good"

(by Ashes Remain) Everything Good - What I've Become

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For those of you who didn't see my post on facebook yesterday: Christopher's scans were clear, & we can reset the countdown for another six months! The doctor is actually going to try to get the scans done at the end of the year, but I have no idea if insurance will authorize that. It'd be nice to not have to meet the deductible in the first couple of weeks of the year, though. We'll see...

Anyways, it was a long & emotionally draining day, but it was good! As Brooke commented yesterday, it was so great that Steve was carrying the Olympic torch on scan day! It gave me something else to focus on for awhile, and I was able to share the experience with my OM community through the marvels of modern technology. About 30 minutes before his projected time, I turned on the live coverage along with seven other ladies in one of our groups (including several OM patients, a sister-in-law, & a widow). These people have become like family to me, so it was really neat to share this special moment with them. As things tend to go, we lost the picture shortly before his turn. Fortunately, it came back just in time to see him! At one point, one of the ladies posted, "Am I the only one crying?" Maybe it's weird, but we were so proud to see "one of us" do something so neat! And again, it was a great way to pass some time on a day that tends to be so stressful!

& because I'm a weirdo, I captured theses screen shots:

Alrighty, I guess that's all for now! Thank you so much for your prayers! I really appreciate every kind word of support & encouragement. ♥

  Amy

5 comments:

Brooke said...

:) love the great news!

if you don't mind, please say a prayer for my cousin. he and his parents (he's 19) are visiting an oncologist today. they don't know much (if anything) so there is definitely anxiety.

Messy Mom said...

Wow! That is touching and I can relate more than ever. There is a group called hands and voices (which is kind of a solution to the issues I discussed in my blog post) It is for parents of deaf children whether they choose to communicate with hands or voices. Unfortunately they are in transition right now and have been unable to assign me a mentor. None the less, one of SJ's therapists gave me the phone number of a mother whose deaf son's story is similar to ours, but he's a few years ahead of SJ. We talked on the phone for 2 hours yesterday. Anyway ALL that to say I can understand how having this family, this group of people that know what you are going through is SOOO important and I am really really happy for all of you to have been able to experience the torch run together.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I am so happy to hear that good news!! I love how you shared this wonderful experience with those around you! I don't think you are weird for capturing the screen shots. Not at all!

Laura said...

Hooray for clear scans! Steve carrying the torch is such a great way to raise awareness for OM. I'm so glad it's getting so much attention!

Amanda said...

Great news Amy! So thankful! :)