Saturday, August 22, 2009

The light at the end of the tunnel!

Tunnels aren't always made up of rocks and dirt but they all have one thing in common - the light at their end!

And I'm thinkin' I'm seeing the light at the end of mine. MD Anderson is only a week away now. It's been a long, dreary wait.

My BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic tests came back showing no mutations, a good thing for Sis and me and our children and grandchildren.

The oncology surgeon I consulted for a second opinion first agreed with me about the treatment I have decided upon. MDAnderson will give me the first opinion second. This cancer stuff sure is confusing, isn't it?

Schoolmarm, designated dater of my youngest son Kid Coffee, taught me how to swallow pills...with a bite of banana! I'm workin' on it daily and I've noticed that the price of bananas at the supermarket has gone down considerably since I started buying so many!

And finally, my new tat is in place.

No, not on me...

...on Kid Coffee!


  1. It is confusing! And now I know why they've implemented a banana rationing program here in Minnesota!! :) Loving the new tat!


  2. That sweet boy loves his Mama! What a display of his love for you! Bet you will never say a bad thing about tatoos again! Congrats on the good news from the test results! Thanks for keeping us updated...and thanks for the cool photos of the trees! Hang in there, girlfriend!


  3. I'm still walking the road with you, well I'm still praying for you and hoping the best!

  4. Your boy makes a momma wanna cry. How sweet. I'm glad about the genetics. Still over here prayin.

  5. Been thinking of you and prayin' too of course. You sure have shown us grace and humor under pressure. God works in mysterious ways and brings us all together and I am glad for that. I am going to come down there and meet you in person one day. You are a sweetheart!

  6. I fell in love with you son...what a tribute. My son has lots of tattoo's as well...each one is very special to him so it speaks miles of his feelings.

    Hang in there girl...keep focusing on the light!

  7. Two thumbs up for Kid Coffee! Still keeping positive thoughts for you and your family!

  8. I'm still keeping postive thoughts. So glad about your test that is a step in the right direction

  9. Dear Cher, I was going to call you, but you post results before I could. The news is great. Now for the major decision about what surgery....I think you probably have decided now that the test are back.

    I will be anxious to hear about MDA and praying for you.

    Purple Hugs,

  10. Kid Coffee and the little dog just brought tears to my eyes! And hey, at least your son at room left on his arm for a new tattoo! My son, I don't believe, would be able to squeeze one that size on his arm. Thinking good thoughts for you and your family!!!!

  11. What a great guy! And it's evident by the strength of his mom - love and strength - a dyn-o-mite combination - watch out all you silly mutant cancer cells- we're coming for you - so say good-bye to this sweet woman - it's adios to you, bad cells and welcome home all the goor strong cells..

    Sing along with me..

    "every little cell in my body is happy..
    Every little cell in my body is well..

    every little cell, in my body..
    every little cell is happy and well."

    Take care and even though it's a tough club to get into- welcome and you know, it only chooses the best, the one's who will fight the good fight and be around to spread the news..

    Start spreddin' the news !!

  12. Whew! Congrats on the results from the BRCA1 and BRCA2. One tunnel at a time. Great tat on the boy. He's a keeper! ~Mindy

  13. Way to go with the results from tests!!! See you are showin' all that bad stuff who is boss!!!
    Ya know, kick it where it hurts...
    Tat boy, Kid Coffee... what a sweetie heart. My tat boy by love is the sweetest kid you could ever meet. They just like wearing their lives on the outside as opposed to us, who hide everything on the inside.

  14. Cher dear,
    I am soooo glad to hear that it is good news at this point, and hoping that all the rest is just as good. I am keeping you in our prayers here. Keep you chin up sweetie.
    Love you!
    Debi xoxo

  15. In the midst of all of this, keep writing! Write, write, write. Take a journal with you everywhere and write some more.
    You have a muse-
    and you have readers-


    I loved the tunnel images- amazing.


  16. LOVE the tree pics. Love the metaphor. I'm even kinda digging the tat (Wouldn't be surprised to see Charlotte weaving "Some Kid" in a web in the corner!)

  17. Wow, that was so sweet of your son. You've got a great family to love and support are blessed.

    I can't imagine how confusing it is to decide on treatments, etc. I have a hard time deciding to get the flu shot or not.

  18. I'm glad to hear the good news. No onward, to better and better things. Prayers for you in the coming days, Karen

  19. What a great kid! But, this is not the son I met, Michael? I have been off blogging this month due to some health issues, kidney stones actually. I am glad you have some good news! even if I don't comment I am always checking in. Thinking of you! Angie

  20. How are the bananas working out for you? --Schoolmarm ;)

  21. This was an excellent post. I enjoyed the pictures and especially the tattoo picture, that shows the love he has for you.


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