When you hear the words CANCER FREE, you don’t know whether to jump with excitement or cry tears of joy. Let me tell you, I will circle C all of the above!
I couldn’t have scripted or wrote a story like the one I lived. When I posted the quote the other day on Instragram, “I don’t believe in coincidence, I believe in God’s plan”, I truly believe this is the way it was suppose to be written for me.
In April, my pet scan was schedule for May 24, 2017. Who would of thought my husband would be playing in the Eastern Conference Finals Game 7, and I am getting news that could either be fantastic or back to the fight. I was emotionally on overload. How can I tell “the goalie” of all positions good or bad news? Mentally I didn’t want to throw him off his game, nor did I want him or his teammates to be affected in anyway. They were living their childhood dreams and I wasn’t going to be the person to shatter their world. I shared the news with close family members and Craig, but I wanted the results from the MRI before I could tell anyone.
On May 25, 2017, I went to the doctors to hear the results of the pet scan. He informed the scans were clear, however, they saw activity on C1 and C2 (cervical spine). He was confident it wasn’t cancer/tumor, and ordered a STAT MRI on Friday to confirm the findings. The MRI showed it is a side effect to radiation in my soft tissue around the c-spine.
Now we are sending my scans and reports to Sloane Kettering to get a second opinion. Nothing better than hearing CANCER FREE two times! I will be continously monitored for the next couple of years with followed-up pet scans, ENT visits, and tests. We pray this beast doesn’t return.
I truly believe hockey helped me through all of this with the playoff run. I couldn’t have asked for a better year and memories. My advice to everyone, everyday we are given, we are blessed. Don’t put off what you can do today! Live life to the fullest because in a blink of an eye it can and will change.
A special thank you to everyone for all the support you have shown with my battle. Words cannot express my gratitude.
Much Love <3