Monday, May 21, 2012

Complete Cancer Remission

Today was my three month check up with my oncologist at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. I have been officially done with ALL cancer treatments since February so I am in complete cancer remission!

As I was walking through the lobby at SCCA I had a skip in my step. This appointment was different. I wasn’t looking down at the floor feeling tired or sick, I wasn’t listing all the concerns in my head that I wanted to bring up with the doctor, but instead I was holding my head high as a smile beamed across my face. For I, Sarah, had beaten this cancer that stood between me and life. I had fought and I had won.

When I was filling out my paperwork for check in I loved that I was able to cross out all the meds on my file and not replace them with new ones! It also tickled me pink when my doctor said she didn’t recognize me when she saw me down the hall. She has only known me when I have been sick so here’s to looking healthy! My blood work came back perfect and my vitals all were normal so I am so happy to say I don’t have to go back for 6 whole months! I have been going to Seattle for oodles of appointments for the last few years so this will be a wonderful change...especially on the gas budget. Goodbye SCCA and UW until the end of the year!

Yesterday I was surprised by friends and family celebrating my victory over cancer. My heart melted as I was showered with love, kindness and “girlie” presents. My mom and Miss Sherri spent hours preparing finger foods, decorating with bright Spring colors and creating gorgeous flower arrangements. I will never forget walking in the door to find smiles in every direction! What a wonderful way to celebrate a new chapter in my life. Thank you to everyone who helped make me feel special on my very “special” day.

The Lord has restored my health and strength and I will give Him praise all the days of my life!

Love Always,


Carole Leigh said...

Hurray Sarah! This is wonderful news!!

Carole Leigh

Anonymous said...


I am from Terre Haute, IN and our community just completed a Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure event. What an awesome event! The out pouring of support for breast cancer survivors and awareness overwhelmed me with joy. This event inspired me to find out more about women who blog about their journey, so this morning I found you. You are very inspirational, honest and positive which will impact more women in this world than you will ever realize. My mother is a breast cancer survivor and she inspires me every day. Continue your fight because every minute you are here sharing your story with us, you are saving a life somewhere! Keep inspiring others as this will be your legacy. Thank you for being so courageous and for sharing your journey. God bless you and take care!

Sarah's Hope said...

Thank you for your words encouraging me to continue to write about my journey! I haven’t been writing very often but your comment reminded me that each post is potentially another way to connect with those touched by cancer.

I’m so glad that you enjoyed the Susan G. Komen event. My mom, who is a three time breast cancer survivor, completed the 3-day walk in 2011. We are so proud of her! And recently both my mom and I attended a Susan G. Komen breast cancer survivor luncheon cruise in Seattle. The Susan G. Komen Foundation is a wonderful organization and I hope to walk in an event soon!

Love Always,