Thursday, June 01, 2006


...well, actually N.E.D.P. = No Evidence of Disease Progression!

MRI looked "beautiful" today, according to my oncologist. I wonder if Carlos (my hair stylist) gets any credit for that. (Speaking of Carlos - I FORGOT to ask my doctor about highlighting. I'll have to follow up...) And except for forgetting to ask about the highlights, I passed all my neuro tests with flying colors. Once again, being sober pays off. I also clocked in nine pounds lighter than last month, so that daily exercise (26 days so far) is also paying off.

Big thanks to everyone for your prayers. It was easy for me to be calm throughout this day, because any time I started to worry, a voice would remind me about the many prayers that were being offered on my behalf. And it really carried me through what is normally an agonizing moment.

So now we are busy planning something fun tonight to celebrate, and my N.E.D.P. brain is singing and taunting the Reaper, who was foiled once again:

All our times have come
Here but now they're gone
Seasons don't fear the reaper
Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain
We can be like they are
Come on baby... Don't fear the Reaper


Anonymous said...

The best news, Krista! Your mom called me this afternoon to report in. Way to go. Now you can have a fun summer without quite as much worry (until the next time). So slurp up the watermelon and crunch on the buttery corn-on-the-cob and celebrate! June is busting out all over....-LOL, joyce

Anonymous said...

All I can say is two words..MORE COWBELL!

Anonymous said...

Wooohoooo!! Go out and party with your adorable family!

Selwyn said...

Yaaaayyyyyyyyyy Krista! How absolutely wonderful! I'm so happy with you!=)

Noons said...

add another incoming prayer, from DownUnder.

Anonymous said...

Excellent news! Thank GOD!

bryny said...

Fantastic news on the MRI. I hope it's the begining of a roll of good news. So with no signs is there going to any treatment or are you going to get to coast for a while?


Kate said...

YAY! I am so happy to hear this! :)

Anonymous said...

Great news! Never give up hope!!!! I have been there with MRI'S and chemo and blood test and the scary night before. We stopped looking at the statics and why shouldn't you be the one that makes it. There is a doctor in Florida that has lived with brain cancer for 15 years and is doing great!!! Keep positive.

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