When thinking about writing this blog post, I had so many ideas of how I wanted to share my relief, excitement, joy, and elation with everyone about our good news.
No matter what I talk about though, it all comes down Jake and I being extremely thankful to God and all of the love, support, prayers, and encouragement we received from our family and friends and the ability to say that he is (essentially) cancer free. Having Dr. Freeman show Jake and I those side-by-side PET scan images so that we could truly see with our own eyes the cancer being gone from his body was nothing short of amazing. It was an overwhelming rush of elation and relief knowing that what Jake had to endure with chemo and its nasty side effects was truly worth it all.
While this news brings a huge sigh of relief, it is by no means the end of the road. We have a radiologist appointment on July 5th and will schedule out what Jake’s radiation will look like. Just as with chemo, Jake and I have no idea what to expect with radiation, but God willing it is nothing like chemo.
Jake speaks more to the plans moving forward along with other updates over at his blog, Jakebouma.com.
***I have to note that despite everything we have gone through, I realize we are the lucky ones in a lot of ways. I far to often hear stories of those who have been affected by cancer in one way or another and have had to deal with a lot more than we have had to with things such as extreme complications with chemo, delayed chemo treatments, hospital stays, financial devastation’s, and the list could go on and on. I can only hope that by sharing our journey we can give others hope and the strength that they need to stay positive and know that in the end it will all be worth it.