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We are the Churchills: Alex, Jessica, and 9 year old twins, Haldora Caroline and Hunt. After a long battle with T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia for Haldora, we thoug[...] read more

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(stābəl) adjective 

(of a patient or a medical condition) not deteriorating in health after an injury or operation.
"he is now in a stable condition in the hospital"

(of a person) sane and sensible; not easily upset or disturbed.
"the officer concerned is mentally and emotionally stable"

We heard from Dr. Souweidane’s nurse practitioner that Haldora’s tumor is stable.  No growth from May to August.  Whatever changes from February to May may have just been adjustments and shifts post surgery ... really, no one knows.  Next scan isn’t for 6 months.  

This, if you don’t recognize it, is good news.  

I leave it at that. 

In the movie of my life... 

(see last post ... and seriously, I have thoroughly enjoyed hearing who plays so many of you!!  That has definitely been a fun pastime during these anxious months following the note from Dr. Karajannis. From Laura Linney to Kristen Wiig, not to mention George Clooney, John C Reilly, Eric Bana and Justin Theroux ... you guys are the best!!) 

... this is a nice bit of good news.  But we don’t know what to do with it, or how much to celebrate.  See, I didn’t mention, the movie of my life would be directed by Quentin Tarantino.  And not just because I’m sweary AF. Oh sure, I’d prefer Rob Reiner (...I’m dating myself...groan) with the happy endings or Judd Apatow, because his movies are poignant yet very very funny, but the fact is, it has to be Quentin. The juxtaposition of something so real, like how he plays Jimmie to what crazy horror show is happening... yeah, that feels right.  Feels like us.  But I’d also offer that the as characters go thru hell ... it stays with them forever - they are marked - yet it makes them tougher.  And I hope that’s us.  What I really notice tho is: the characters are a bunch of jaded mofos, so something good happens? They win?  They escape?  No celebrating. None.  Because they know that could turn on a dime.  That’s us too.

When we told Haldora the results, she said, “Yay!  We are stable!!”      ... I wouldn’t go that far, dearie.   I think in reality it was more “we” got thru this together, rather than a comment on our collective mental stability.  But whatevs.  She’s sweet, our lamb. 

“And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers.”

Yep.  Thats right.  






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