Rons Rants

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Location: Newland, North Carolina, United States

I'm a fifty two year old happily married man who doesn't really like many people which is why I live on the top of a mountain.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Great News!!

Michelle has been doing really well with her new run of treatments and today, we got incredible news!

For those of you not familiar with the whole cancer struggle thing, ‘tumor markers’ are test results which give the oncologists a good insight into the effectiveness of treatments on the tumors themselves. The lower the ‘numbers’, the better the news is for those of us who live and die with the results…literally.

Before this last run of chemo, Michelle’s ‘markers’ were up around the mid eighties. A few months ago, her ‘markers’ went down into the fifties and of course, we were elated. Two months ago, tests showed that they were down even further to thirty eight (apparently normal for ANYONE who doesn’t even have cancer) and again, we celebrated. This morning we received a call from Michelle’s treatment nurse who sneaked an advanced peek at last weeks blood tests and she informed us that her ‘markers’ are now down to TWENTY SEVEN point THREE!!!

We danced in the kitchen and called all of our friends and family!

God really does love my girl!

You can’t really call it ‘remission’ until there is no evidence of tumors whatsoever but….we’ll gladly take it.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

I’m a fortunate man indeed to have such a precious little wife and God willing, she’s going to be around a long time yet!

Having shared that good news, I’ll close for now but I’m going to be back very soon with a story ya’ll might find interesting from a few years ago. I had forgotten all about it until I talked to an old friend of mine yesterday.

Here’s a teaser for you….it involves a drunken landlady, a drugged out neighbor, a dead fisherman and a dumbassed husband…..and then it gets weird!

Till then….

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