The Drought Has Ended . . .It has been so many weeks since I have visited this page that I almost feel as if I need to reintroduce myself. These have been days and weeks of reflection; days spent in re-evaluation of the past the present and the future. They have also been days full of activitiy.
- Early in April I attended a luncheon at my college alma mater for those who had graduated 50 or more years ago. Several of my classmates came from both near and far, to reminence about the "good old days." Now we are eagerly looking forward to Homecoming in October.
- I spent some much needed time with the financial advisor who has taken care of us for many years. He did much to ease my mind. He had answers for all my questions and simple suggestions to things that had taken up far too much of my brain power.
- One Wednesday two Jackson friends and I went to New Orleans for the day and had the Jazz Brunch at the Court of Two Sisters. What a treat!! The company was excellent, the food delicious and the weather perfect. One can not always say that about New Orleans weather. More often than not the humidity is oppressive--even for those of us who know humidity up close and personal.
- There have been "end of the year" band concerts and pre-school programs.
- Now, it's May and things are headed quicly toward summer.
fortunately, I'm programmed by doctor #1 who wanted it under 20 and mine hasn't seen that number in months! I can't even remember the last time it was under 20 except in December, 2006 when we were surprised to learn that it had dropped to 14. (Long introduction to an amazing discovery.) The Friday after I had been in the office and had the "so-so" report the nurse called to rearrange my appointment for May. Since she had me on the phone I decided to ask her the results of the blood work earlier in the week and she said: "Mrs. Suttle, the test is normal - 12.5." Silence, as I picked myself up off the floor. I could only stutter and ask how that low number could be possible. Was she sure she had my chart? Then I said to her: "If that's true, it's a miracle." She responded, "This is a weekend of miracles." It was Good Friday.
Since that conversation, I have thanked God, questioned Him, considered what I know about the disease and finally decided that I'd take it at face value and declare myself cancer free, at least for now. It is not remission, but the low number is definitely encouraging!
My doctor repeated the number when I saw him on Monday. It was not a mistake. Next month I will have the periodic scan, plus the usual blood tests. We're praying for repeated good results. Oh, and in addition to that, my blood pressure is lower than it has been in several months. I cannot thank God enough for this new development. All I can say is: To God Be the Glory!!