Tuesday, November 22, 2011

the good bad news

So, AC's cancer is stage 3, not stage 4 as we originally feared, and her prognosis is much better-- 3-5 years.  If I had heard that first, I would have been horrified enough, but after the original bad news, this is a huge relief.  I can be loony-optimistic and hope that a new treatment will be found soon.  We are all breathing easier around here tonight.  And thank God none of us ever told her what our original fears were-- the downside of knowing too many medical people, you sometimes get too much information.

And since I already posted once today, that's all I have to say. Borrowing from my friends who are blogging about gratitude:  I am so grateful that AC will be with us longer.  I can't imagine the world without her.


  1. So glad to read this news!

  2. YAY!!! That is way more than enough time to be super hopeful. My pal Karen is four years past her expiration date! AC totally has decades more to live,and enjoy life.


  3. exactly! YAY! thanks y'all.

  4. Wow, am I behind. I read everything, but I'm putting my comment here because I am so happy your friend has a better shot. I'll continue to send prayers and good thoughts and hope that they stick. She may yet surprise you all.

    Did I ever tell you about the time my big brother was admitted to Boston Children's Hospital with a terminal brain tumor? He's forty-six now.