Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Waiting is the Hardest Part...

Whether it's the excited anticipation of Christmas morning, or the exhale-releasing news your husband is emerging from surgery cancer-free, Tom Petty was right. The waiting is the hardest part.

Scott is now in "no visitors" prep for his 1pm (EST) melanoma search and destroy procedure. (Radical neck dissection) Right before we parted, he said, "You know, I feel really good."

THANK YOU all for your continued thoughts and prayers---and understanding my lack of comments and correspondence as late. Looking forward to sharing the the good news of "no more evidence of disease" very, very soon.

Here's my favorite image of the right side of Scott's neck pre-today's procedure. Have a feeling I will like the new, healthy right side of the neck even better.

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25 comments:

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Thinking of you...

Kim said...

Something tells me Thanksgiving is going to be extra special to your family this year—praying all will go well.

Goddess in Progress said...

Fingers and toes crossed. I may even braid my hair, just for good measure.

Hope it goes spectacularly well. Hugs to you all.

Jenny said...

I know it's hard waiting for news in situations like these. I'll be praying that everything is okay!

Terra said...

Hanging on, holding my breath...wishing I could reach and hug you and your precious kiddos.

The Smiths said...

Thoughts and prayers for your husband

Amanda said...

Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers today!

Amy said...

YOu guys are in my thoughts and prayers!

Jen said...

Wishing you all the best!

jen@odbt said...

Sending good thoughts and prayers.

Anita said...

Stopping by to send prayers for your family.
You are going to have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Kim H. said...

Cheryl, praying for ALL of you and sending peace and love your way.

Extra tight (((hugs)))!

Shari said...

In our prayers...

Christina said...

Your family is in my prayers also!

Lori said...

Hi Cheryl! Terra shared your struggle today and it was close to my heart. My dad had surgery to remove his cancerous kidney 3 months ago and the waiting was so hard. Praying that you get some good news now and for his speedy recovery. Blessings! - Lori

Barbara Manatee said...

been thinking of you all. Saw your post on Facebook and the news sounded good!!! Lots to be thankful for this week, huh??

ChefDruck said...

Cheryl,
I had no idea that you were going through this health scare. My prayers are with you. I'll be waiting for the good news.

Vanessa

BoufMom9 said...

Looking forward to seeing it as well...
Saw your news on Facebook!
God is Good!

cat said...

Praying, praying! Love and light to you all.

Nancy said...

*hug*

in time out said...

You are in my prayers today. Bless you all. Hugs and happy thoughts of better health and life to come.

Thanks for all your cheerful thoughts ...you are an amazing woman. Hang in there!

Grams said...

Sending you strength and HUGS.

tech teacher said...

Sending happy thoughts and prayers your way.

Anita said...

Still praying for you all. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sharlene said...

Praying for the no evidence of disease post to show up soon! Kick some serious cancer butt Scott.