Great news and thank you’s

Wow! What can I say? I am truly overwhelmed by the amount of people that have donated and left me such wonderful comments. This journey has been the most challenging experience of my life and often, I feel completely alone in this battle. Your comments bring me such comfort and strength which helps me to be strong and fight. I can not express in words how grateful I am for all of your donations. All of you have touched my life in different ways, and I thank you with all of my heart and soul for making a difference. I love you all dearly.

And now for some much needed great news. I went to the oncologist today and got my PET Scan results. The tumor in my lung has completely resolved and the tumor in my chest has greatly reduced in size. I am not in remission yet, but my cancer has responded to ICE chemotherapy treatment (finally). I will have one more round of ICE chemo before I undergo an autologous transplant. I will meet with my transplant doctors tomorrow to get all of the details. I am not out of the woods yet, but this beautiful bald b**** (BBB) is making a comeback!

6 Responses to “Great news and thank you’s”

  1. 1 Nikki Calascibetta September 18, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Hey Geraldine,
    It’s Nikki from IDAmerica. Just wanted to let you know how sorry I am that you are going through this. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep your head up and stay strong. 🙂

    By the way, your daughter is adorable!

  2. 2 Diana September 18, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    BBB – awesome news on the ICE treatments working! I am excited that you are starting to take a few steps forward. My thoughts are with you on your next round of treatment. I know you will make it through this. Thinking about you – your favorite PPU 🙂

  3. 3 Jeff Anderson September 18, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Wow, this is fantastic news to hear. I did not realize a lot of details about your fight other than a general “it’s bad” before reading through this site. It was not something I ever felt comfortable asking about, because all of your close friends at work were clearly more in the know, and I didn’t want to sort of interrupt with a dumb “wait, back up a minute, so what exactly is your deal?” question. I realize now that was dumb of me. Anyway, I really admire your courage, have you in my thoughts more often than you realize, and look forward to seeing the BBB bounce back bold and brash (BBBBBBB?) as ever. Best wishes for continued progress down the comeback trail.

  4. 4 Brooke September 18, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Hey baby- Yay!!! I’m thrilled that the ICE is working. You truly are a BBB. Really, you do look beautiful. You are such a fighter. Always in my thoughts. Love you.

  5. 5 Pete September 19, 2008 at 8:31 am

    I think we should start planning the ‘comeback tour’ now. 🙂

    I know how tough the ICE treatments are on you for weeks afterward, but I’m so glad they are working

  6. 6 Harvey Lynch September 19, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Hello Geraldine,
    Your two postings on the events of the past couple days are very encouraging. There is much yet to be done, but there seems to be a clear path forward that gives me much hope. With that hope that we all share, you will move ahead into the events that lie ahead. As has been the case in the years I have known you in the past, I shall be with you in the times to come, in more ways than one. While I speak now in the first person, the many postings that have come in for you make it clear that I am only one of many that are with you in spirit. You are not alone.
    the loony man, Harvey

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