Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Best Birthday Present EVER!

As some of you know, my husband John has been through the wringer health-wise these last couple of years; two heart surgeries, after which complications followed, then a recurrence of non-hodgkins lymphoma, and subsequent radiation therapy at Temple University hospital.

Well, yesterday was his post-treatment follow up appointment, and while all this needs to be confirmed by the regular oncologist and further blood tests, the radiation oncologist told us yesterday it "appears to be" a full remission!!

Following the appointment, John was sideswiped by a truck while driving on the PA turnpike, but was uninjured (and a highway patrolman caught up with the driver, who kept on going!) I am so thankful no one was hurt.

So you see, I feel doubly blessed today. And while financial circumstances preclude the purchase of birthday gifts around here, I feel as though I've been presented with the best gift in the world - time with my husband, and best friend!

I am truly blessed. ♥

~ Carolee


Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Birthday salutations to you. Recently Terri Windling posted a wonderful piece on marriage over at The Drawing board, and, by way of a gift for you and your best friend, I pass it along with my wish for your continuing good fortune together -

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

...and one more gift.....about healing and ordinary miracles...the way they can be extraordinary-

maddyrose said...

What wonderful news about John, I'm happy for both of you. Happy birthday.

sassypackrat said...

Very Happy to hear that John is well! And Happy Birthday to you too!

gail said...

Hi, I just found your blog and wanted to comment on how much I love your art. I am also looking forward to the fall. I loved the post on Practical Magic. One of my favorites too:)
I am glad to hear your husband has had some good news about his health. Good health is the most important thing.
Happy Creating, Gail

Marilena said...

Sending you lots of love and blessings and a very Happy Birthday!

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

Happy Days! :-)

petoskystone said...

yea! & a very merry birthday!

Lori Ann Corelis said...

I am SO happy for both of you!
I agree . . . simply the best birthday present!
Have an amazing day!

Lori Ann

Φανή Παπαγεωργίου, Ζωγράφος said...

Health and Happy!!! kisses from Greece.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Carolee, that is the most wonderful news! My most heartfelt best wishes on your birthday and may John continue down this road of good health. Deb

pywackit said...

Oh Carolee. I am so happy to hear the news about John. I think of you often and always send my best wishes your way. Does my heart good to hear some encouraging news.