Saturday, January 23, 2010

Normal Breathing


Last week was preventative maintenance week and I had my follow up with my oncologist, blood work, zometa, an MRI and a bone density scan.  All of this is part of my continuing plan to make sure I remain healthy. 

I know all of this and am thankful that I have the opportunity to have good health care, but there is a certain amount of anxiety that goes with all of these tests.  There is always the possibility that something will come back as suspicious.  Because I don't get any of the results immediately, this generally means a few days of concern.  There is just always something in the back of my mind reminding me that the possibility of a recurrence is there.  I feel like I breathe a little shallower and walk a little quieter so as to not wake up any demons that might be sleeping inside.

Yesterday I got a call from my oncologists nurse telling me that not only is my bone density holding up, but my MRI came back perfectly normal as did all of my lab work.  I took my first normal breath of the week.

Thank you God.

3 comments:

Living Beyond Breast Cancer said...

Stay strong, Tracy and keep living your life!

Keala said...

So happy for you! May God continue to bless you. Thanks for sharing your story. You are a very brave woman for sharing your vulnerabilities with complete strangers like me.

Keep your faith!

Dawn said...

Here, here!