• It's Wednesday, the week is half over, so tell us something good!

    Asked by GregP_WN on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    It's Wednesday, the week is half over, so tell us something good!

    What sort of good news can you share with everyone today? We all love to hear good news, right?

    8 Answers from the Community

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    • Ejourneys' Avatar
      Ejourneys

      My car repair was much less than anticipated!

      On Saturday, when I was about 3/4 of the way home from the cancer survivorship conference, I noticed white smoke rising from the hood and smelled burning oil. Uh-oh. First, I count my blessings that I made it home safely. I called my mechanic on Monday and made an appointment for Tuesday.

      On Tuesday I noticed extensive leakage, the kind that soaked through several layers of cardboard under my car and was running down the length of the garage floor. I called AAA for a tow because I didn't want to chance the drive. It all looked to me like the makings of a major repair that would mean a long stay in the shop.

      Turns out it was only a broken oil cap! An easy, inexpensive fix, plus I wasn't that far away from needing an oil change anyway. :-) And my car is now back in the garage. Whew!

      And of course the conference itself was wonderful. I'll blog about it once I get all my thoughts and summaries together. In addition to learning and networking, I met a Breast Cancer Social Media (#BCSM) friend in person for the first time.

      4 months ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      I'm still alive to answer this.

      4 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Excellent, @Ejourneys!!!! So glad it was basically nothing. Am anxious to read your blog about the ASCO meeting. I can think of no one who will do a better job reporting on it!

      My last scan shows tumors remain stable!

      Friends, family, acquaintances, and strangers helped me raise $1500 in about 8 hoours so i can go to the LUNGevity national summit.

      My friend and i are sticking with our resolution to work out at least twice a week at the community center.

      4 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Barry, I'll have to admit, it doesn't get much bigger or better than that. Our good news is Donna's Mom has been through a busy month. She was admitted to the hospital about 3.5 weeks ago because she had gotten so weak she couldn't get out of bed and walk. She had a little issue with her meds being off, that was fixed and she was sent to rehab for walking, standing, etc. After 3 weeks there she was doing great.....until a doctor there decided it would be a good idea to take her off some of her meds for seizures. And, guess what happened the morning she was supposed to come home? Anyone, Bueller? YES she had a seizure! So, she stayed there a couple more days but still was nowhere back to where she was physically. It's like a waste of 3 weeks over there. Then, she had another seizure at home after we got her home. So back to the ER, and transferred to a hospital in Nashville. She is still there tonight but finally getting her straightened out. She will probably come home tomorrow and get home health rehab. So, in the end, it's good news. It can always be worse....right?

      4 months ago
    • Whitey61's Avatar
      Whitey61

      I got the dreaded call from Dr. Office that the Biopsy results from the 8 needle stick into my neck thyroid gland for suspected metastatic disease came back BENIGN...common nodule that most of us have and never know it unless it showed up from other tests.

      4 months ago
    • Fudgie's Avatar
      Fudgie

      I’m happy to be living in an area of Michigan that isn’t being threatened with flooding. I’m also happy that my blurred vision (Tagrisso side effect) is improving, my low blood pressure is improving (one less pill to take), and my antibiotic is working on my latest UTI. And, the sun is trying to peak through the clouds!

      4 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Whitey61!!!!! WhooHoo!!!!! That's GREAT news!!!!

      4 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      I sent the surgeon who did my successful hysterectomy 5 years a beautiful bouquet of flowers in a smiley face vase as a thank-you. I hope is gives hope to her current patients.

      4 months ago

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