Thursday, June 10, 2010

What's New?

Long time no posting.

This past Saturday S and I participated in the San Fernando Valley Relay for Life event.
This was especially moving as S was part of the honor guard presenting the opening flag ceremony.
The first lap at these events is for the survivor and it truly is an honor to be able to walk this lap.
The second lap is for the survivor and those that supported them on their journey.

All scans and tests are a-o-k. My thyroid seems to be the latest body part that is under a watchful eye. It turns out I have some calcified nodules that are being monitored. This is new news. I have never had a thyroid issue. Chemo has been known to destroy thyroids although it seems that my nodules have been there for a long time... In a few more months I will go in and have another thyroid ultrasound just to make sure they are not growing.

I have been getting more physically active. My now post menopausal body is grateful for the attention. I am attending a weekly oncology fitness class and as a family we are enjoying a lot of outdoor activities with S's new BS troop.

I continue to learn so much from this journey and truly have so very much to be thankful for.

Ancora Imparo


Anonymous said...

SOOOOO glad all is well!! I have been checking Five Pokes nightly and was smiling to see the photo of you and Sully. As an end of the year gift from one of my sweet students, I was given a "blessed bracelet" from India. The tag that was attached to it reads:
"A blessed bracelet can make you see that your life's a blessing indeed! Wearing this bracelet you will find that life's stresses are left behind. Take a moment and look down. Notice the blessings all around." When I look at this bracelet I am wearing, among many other blessings, I think of you Marla. Love you! Joyce

Anonymous said...

I, too, have been checking Five Pokes daily, and am thrilled to see this posting. Great news about all of the tests...and I am happy that they will keep an eye on your thyroid...

The nine of us are off to North Carolina this morning...Asheville is calling!

Love to you all.

Marilyn, Fred and Betty

Anonymous said...

No wonder it looks like you are having Adams apple