Free at Last!!!!!!!!!!

3/2/09 – Today was a great day. I received the results from my CT and PET Scans. To quote Dr. Feldman: “Your scans are perfect! There is no sign of lymphoma.” She continued by saying: “Enjoy your new life.” I do not think I could have asked for better news.

I do not need to go back to the Cancer Center for 3 months. At that point I will get a CT scan to check on the status of my remission. Dr. Goy and his team have excellent results with long term remissions. There are many people who have been in remission for many years. I have no doubt that I will see the same for me.

The way my maintenance will work is that I will get a CT scan every 3 months and a PET scan every 6 months. My next CT scan is scheduled for Friday, June 5th. I will have a follow up appointment to review my results on Tuesday, June 9th.
Note: I will most likely not provide any updates to this blog until I get my results in June.

I really want to thank everyone for all your prayers, support and encouragement. My family, friends, co-workers, people of St. Francis de Sales in Vernon NJ, people of Our Lady Queen of Peace in West Milford NJ, my doctors, my nurses, all the people of the Hackensack Medical Center Cancer Center, all the people of the Hackensack University Medical Center, and everyone else who gave support to me and my family. I must give a very special Thank You to my wife Sue, who I could have never made it through this journey without.

And of course there are the healing hands of Christ who answered everyone’s prayers and brought me to be in a full remission with my cancer called Mantle Cell Lymphoma. I truly want to thank God by being a good Christian and by performing he works every chance I get. I will pray for guidance on what I should do. I guess I can start by sharing my experiences and offer my prayers, support and encouragement with anyone who is going through a similar journey. If anyone would like to contact me please feel free to email me at: [email protected]

As think of a way to conclude this posting I can’t get a song out of my head that I used to teach to 1st and 2nd graders in Religious Education class. The song was not intended for kids but it is so simple I used it. It originally was recorded by Sinead O’Connor. It was then reworked and released by the David Crowder Band. The song is called: “Thank You For Hearing Me”. Here is a link to a You Tube Video that I am sure you will enjoy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v-YPbbNRPY

Thank You for Hearing Me

Thank you for loving me
Thank you for loving me
Thank you for loving me
Thank you for loving me

Thank you for finding me
Thank you for finding me
Thank you for finding me
Thank you for finding me

Thank you for hearing me
Thank you for hearing me
Thank you for hearing me
Thank you for hearing me

Thank you for healing me
Thank you for healing me
Thank you for healing me
Thank you for healing me

La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la

Thank you for loving me
Thank you for loving me
Thank you for loving me
Thank you for loving me

Thank you for saving me
Thank you for saving me
Thank you for saving me
Thank you for saving me...
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Psalm 103: 2-5

Bless the LORD, my soul; do not forget all the gifts of God,
Who pardons all your sins, heals all your ills,
Delivers your life from the pit, surrounds you with love and compassion,
2 Fills your days with good things; your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Again, thank you to all!

More to come…

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