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Sherry Strong

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LATEST JOURNAL ENTRY - 2019-02-18T03:18:06Z

Another Step of our Journey

Well the last 6 weeks have flown by ... at times. And then at others, moved at a snail's pace. But the wait has been worth it. My first post radiation check up appointment was February 15th with my Radiologist in KC. Other than a small area of my incision that is taking its sweet time healing,  Dr. Coster settled my nerves by saying he was pleased with my tolerance of the radiation.  When I asked when I can say I am cured of cancer, he said that unfortunately he will not say I am 100% cured.  Statistically he rates my case as 90+% of it not returning. I can live with that and live is the operative word!

We then had my 1st post surgery appointment with my surgeon, Dr. Larson at another KU campus. She has a warm, positive way about her that always puts me at ease.  She was encouraged with my outcome as well.  So I feel as though the day was a complete success and indeed a day to start to celebrate!

The KU doctors have not turned me loose yet. I will meet with all three of my cancer doctors (2 oncologists and a surgeon) for years. For right now I will meet with them every 6 months to monitor that no cancer returns. I have every confidence that if it does rear it's ugly head I will beat it with the wonderful team (and God) who I have on my side!

We have learned so much along this journey--more than we every wanted to know about cancer!  But we have also learned valuable lessons:

1)  Enjoy and relish each day, each moment.

2) Travel when you can.

3) ALWAYS be thankful.  And we are most thankful for each and every one of you.  

I know I sound like a broken record but Ladies, please be mindful of getting a 3D mammogram each and every year. PLEASE don't put off getting any mammogram, even for a year.

3 John 1:2-- "Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul."

Hugs and love to all of you.  






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