Friday, May 05, 2006

525,600 minutes - A milestone

525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear.
525,600 minutes - how do you measure, measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee.
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.
In 525,600 minutes - how do you measure a year in the life?

(lyrics from Seasons of Love, RENT, the musical)

365 day ago I went into the hospital for my second round of surgery. My Dr's were looking for more cancer in the surrounding lymph nodes closest to my original Melanoma site and the site of my postive sentinal lymph node.

They didn't find any ...

This makes May 5, 2006 an important milestone. Today I am officially 12 months with No Evidence of Disease, otherwise known in the cancer community as NED.

One year down, four to go to meet that 5-year survival window! What a fantastic 40th Birthday party that is going to be!!

"Every day after diagnosis that we continue to live and breathe and love - WE ARE SURVIVORS" --There's No Place Like Hope, by Vickie Girard

Live STRONG!!!


'Zilla said...

Congratulations, Holly! This is such great news.

Thanks also for posting your reminders about sunscreen. Something I forgot this past weekend was that the worst burns occur on cloudy days! Stupid, stupid girl. I should know better. So, thank you.

XF-15DCC said...

Can I get a HELL YA!

Great news Kiddo

c.f.t.b.s (Cheering From The Beer Stand)


Kim said...

Way to kick old "Mel's" ass! One year down, and many more to come! Celebrate big time!

Damn, I remember like yesterday doing the happy dance when the intron year was done and gone!

Mel hates know what to do!


Oldman said...

hey you can do 4 years standing on your head! congrats!

Anonymous said...

Big Congrads!
"You" Live Strong!

surferchickHG said...

yeay!!! this gives a whole new reason to celebrate cinco de mayo. Today i will have some quesadillas and a VIRGIN margarita (the baby hates tequilla, haha) in your honor!! i love you sister, can't wait till you get here!

Cliff said...

Way to kick Cancer's ass, Holly.. :)

Downhillnut said...

Woohoo! I like NED. Here's to Four More Years of NED! Sounds almost like an election campaign or something...

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Congrats lady!

nancytoby said...

Congratulations and great post!


When is the OFF INTERFERON party??

jeanne said...

Congratulations! You sure know how to kick butt!