Not Cautious Anymore

Nope, not cautiously optimistic anymore. We're just plain optimistic.

The nurse called late this afternoon to let me know that my CA125 was 14 and that they'd see me in 2 months. Two whole months of freedom. It's kind of hard to take in to be honest. Doesn't stop us from celebrating with ice cream, though. :)

My mom was here with me which was fabulous. She immediately texted my dad who decided he just couldn't stay at work any longer and stopped off for Chinese food and ice cream. We've been texting and calling and emailing friends and family for the last several hours. I've learned to take each day as it comes so I wasn't necessarily expecting bad or good news, but the good news is most certainly welcome. I cried. I probably would have held it together if the news were bad, but the good news kinda did me in. 

I've been memorizing Psalm 121 this week, and it came to mind immediately.

I lift my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber.
Indeed, the Protector of Israel does not slumber or sleep.
The Lord protects you; the Lord is a shelter right by your side.
The sun will not strike you by day or the moon by night.
The Lord will protect you from all harm; He will protect your life.
The Lord will protect your coming and going both now and forever.


Comments

Joy said…
Praying for nothing but good news from this day forward! So excited for you - all of you - and you have every reason to celebrate!
Kathleen said…
I have lurked for so long! But TODAY, TODAY I had to come out and say how HAPPY I am for you and your family for this news!!!! I am crying too! I am so thrilled! God bless you and your family! Two months of fun and many more to come!
Amy said…
Oh my!! I have chills, Melissa! This is incredible news!! I don't know if I want to smile or burst into tears but I am so so happy for you! Enjoy every single second of this wonderful news! Praising the Lord with you and your family!!
April said…
A-MAZING!!! Amazing, terrific, fabulous, incredible, fantastic, super news!!!!! I think I'll celebrate for you!!! :)
Lili said…
Oh Melissa! You can't even imagine how happy I am for you and your family!! YAY!!!
Believing that this is just the beginning of many good news phone calls!
Joan B said…
oh that is wonderful. beyond.
Laura said…
Rejoicing in the good news with you!!! And believing it's ONLY good news from here.
Danyelle said…
Melissa....that is just the most fantastic news I have heard today!! So very excited for you.
Renee T. said…
So very happy for you and your family! Such wonderful news :)

Renee
Tiki said…
Oh Melissa. What fantastic news! I'm so happy for you.
Anonymous said…
So happy for you Melissa. God is good! Enjoy the next 2 months and I'm praying for a similar report at that time.

Nancy
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada
Naomi said…
Congratulations!!! Such exciting news
heidi said…
Praises!
Monica said…
WHOOOHOOO! Praising the Lord for answered prayer!
Jenn T. said…
Fabulous news, Melissa. I will continue to pray & wish you the best!
Cheryl said…
That is the GREATEST news Melissa! You have been in my prayers. I am so happy for you! I will keep praying all goes well for you.
Sally said…
I have been a lurker and just wanted to say that I have been praying for you since the beginning. I found your blog on the Holt forum. I'm am so excited for you and will continue praying!!! Have a happy & HEALTHY 2 months!!!!
WHOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!! I'm not even sure that conveys my happiness, excitement, and JOYOUS RELIEF for you!!! I literally felt my knees give out when I first read this. HE is GOOD!!!
Vicky said…
Yippeee!! So glad to read this!! Enjoy a couple of months off and we'll keep praying you can string together a few more months!! So HAPPY for you!!!!
Jill said…
Woo hoo!!!!!!! So happy for you all! Praisin' the Lord with you.
I love this and I cannot wait to share this news with my small group who has been praying for you! So, so, so happy for you and your family!
KrisJ said…
I mean the news is incredible it makes me so darn happy for you and your family!! I love a good miracle girl and you are kicking the crap out of cancer and I love it!!
Shelly said…
Okay, crying tears of JOY for you! So happy for you and your family!
We are... said…
Awesome. I am thrilled for you!!!
Jenny Sue said…
So very excited. Prayed all weekend that you were going to get good news!
Kelly said…
All I can say is YIPPEE and PRAISE GOD!
Continued prayers that the good news never stops! :^)

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