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Reason to Smile

Posted on July 2, 2009

Smiley I have great news and a reason to smile. I just completed another round of scans and an ultrasound. I am NED! If you aren’t familiar with the term NED, it means No Evidence of Disease when referring to someone who has had cancer. I am happy to report all my scans and tests are clear. It’s as one doctor said to me today, it’s all good — be assured there is no sign of cancer.

It’s been since March 2008, that I have been battling breast cancer. Once you’ve had cancer, you tend to think about it’s return. You try and not worry about a recurrence. At first it’s about all one can do but not think about it’s return. But as time goes on it does get better. The reassurances that it has not returned is empowering. Things haven’t always been easy and I still have a few aches and pains from surgery and radiation. But overall I am feeling pretty good and have basically gotten my life and activities back to normal now. So I smile and say that I love NED. I hope and pray I stay that way forever. Until the next scans and follow-ups, I am reminding myself to enjoy life today and to be happy I am beating cancer each and every precious day.

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21 Responses to “Reason to Smile”

  1. Noah
    Jul 02, 2009

    Congratulations! 😀


  2. David
    Jul 02, 2009

    Congratulations! May you continue to remain healthy for a good long time :).

    David’s last blog post..Treating Treatment Resistant Depression


  3. vero
    Jul 02, 2009

    I’m happy for you and wish you stay NED forever.
    You also give hope to those presently in the battle.

    vero’s last blog post..pyjamas


  4. Aimee
    Jul 02, 2009

    Woo hoo!! YAY for NED!!

    Aimee’s last blog post..Last Ones (for a while)


  5. Debbie
    Jul 02, 2009

    Excellent news! Congratulations.

    Debbie’s last blog post..170/365: potholders!


  6. Roberta
    Jul 02, 2009

    Congratulations, that is huge 🙂 .

    Roberta’s last blog post..ZigZag’s New Clothes


  7. I hope NED sticks around for a good long time. 🙂

    Amy @ Experience Imagination’s last blog post..My Overthinking Process


  8. Condo Blues
    Jul 02, 2009

    That’s wonderful news!!!

    Condo Blues’s last blog post..How to Break Up Concrete or, Sometimes Gardening Requires a Jackhammer


  9. Moonshadow
    Jul 03, 2009

    Wonderful news! Hope you have a great fireworks display to watch to help you celebrate!

    Moonshadow’s last blog post..Small Town Snapshot Sunday #4


  10. timethief
    Jul 03, 2009

    YAY! I am so happy for you that I don’t know how to express it. I have been there too Cindy. I fought the big C and won also.

    Setting that aside, I truly love this new theme you are using. It’s so clean, accessible and so easy to navigate Great choice!


  11. Mariangie
    Jul 04, 2009

    I was praying for you just minutes ago and God has answered two days before.


  12. Cornelia gatlin
    Jul 05, 2009

    Good for you! Keep on smiling it made me smile too. Everybody loves good NEWS!


  13. Dawn @ Me And Craig
    Jul 05, 2009

    Congrat’s on being a NED … totally AWESOME!

    Dawn @ Me And Craig’s last blog post..Entrecard Credit Giveaway –


  14. OH PRAISE GOD!!!!! I have not kept up with my bloggy friends as much as I like, so visiting today and reading this TOTALLY makes me HAPPY! (((((CINDY)))))

    (((((HUGS))))) sandi’s last blog post..Prayer Monday


  15. Nicole
    Jul 12, 2009

    Love NED.

    Nicole’s last blog post..Home Again


  16. Le-Chat
    Jul 16, 2009

    That is great news! Taking the opportunity here to thank you for your wonderful review on my blog. You are the best!

    Le-Chat’s last blog post..The Swine


  17. Futuroverderd
    Jul 20, 2009

    We are very happy for your NED results, may God keep on protecting you, so that we can enjoy your posts for a long time.
    .-= Futuroverderd´s last blog ..Celebridades con más alta huella de carbono =-.


  18. KC
    Jul 31, 2009

    Praise Jesus! That is Super Great News…. WTG!
    .-= KC´s last blog ..Just for Laughs =-.


  19. Sandra
    Aug 11, 2009

    Congrats!!! God always keeps us in the palm of His hand. You will remain NED forever as you wish.

    Hugs!
    .-= Sandra´s last blog ..Lisa’s box =-.


  20. Lynne
    Aug 23, 2009

    Prasie the Lord!


  21. Laura
    Aug 31, 2009

    Congratulations. May you remain cancer free.
    .-= Laura´s last blog ..I’m finished with tomatoes =-.



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