Day 60 – Happy Day

Last night was perhaps the best night of sleep that I had since this journey began on Day 1.  It was heavenly.  I only hope that I have more and more like it going forward.

The other thing that was bordering on heavenly–and I apologize for being graphic–was having my first real post-surgery bowel movement.  It appears that all systems are functioning as they should once again.


Several weeks ago, I told a fellow committee member at work about my cancer to let her know that I would be missing a few of our committee meetings after the New Year. As our December meeting started, another member complained about it being her birthday and about getting another year older. I looked at the first member who knew about my cancer and simply said, “Any birthday you can celebrate is a good birthday.” She nodded in understanding and approval.

Well, today is a good day to celebrate–it’s my 53rd birthday! And I’m counting on it being the first of many more to come.

I was shocked when my brother-in-law showed up at the doorstep around 10:00 AM, having driven from Chicago to get here. It was a great surprise!

So I’ve been spending the entire day out of bed, enjoying it with family and some friends who stopped by. We even ordered a special dinner from a local restaurant to celebrate, and I may have overdone it just a tad. We’ll see how well I sleep tonight.

Tomorrow should yield the pathology results from the prostate and lymph nodes. I have know idea what time the doctor will call, but as soon as I hear something, I’ll make sure I get the word out.

So I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday under the circumstances–family, friends, and a BM. 🙂

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