Well, that was pretty good news, eh?

So the verdict is in...  right in the middle of a meeting with a bunch of big-shooters and serious-guys, I got a text from my coach at the hospital: "Congratulations!  You're all clear."  Wow.  It was hard to focus on budgets after that.
Going through tx twice in 3 years has taken a bit of a toll and it will take awhile to work through some of the damaged parts.  But still, what an amazing blessing.
I want to make the most of this fresh start.  I want to worry a little less.  Be kinder. Smile a lot more.  Think better of people.  Do more for charities and less for businesses.  I want to encourage people who are fighting diseases and tell them that there is hope.  I want to stop judging others.  I want to give more money to down-and-out guys on the street and less money to the government.  I want to be more open about my faith in God and not always worry that I'm bugging people. And, seriously team,  this is just part of the list of things I'm going to do differently!
Anyways, thank you all for your care and support. It breaks my heart that every single person here couldn't get that exact same text msg.  But whatever stage you are at, keep your faith alive and never give up.
And "yes"... I'm sticking around!   Jack

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deleted_user
deleted_user

Jack...this is the best news I\'ve had in 8 days. The only reason it\'s not the best news I\'ve had in a longer period of time than that is because I had a grandchild born 8 days ago...lol. Awesome Jack, simply awesome. You, JK and I have been the 1b team and we did a clean sweep...a freak\'n clean sweep! All the things you listed above are things on my new list of life too and it\'s one of the reasons I stick around here.

Big hugs being sent to my successful brother in the north!!
Trissa01
Trissa01

I\'m very, very happy for you! You\'ve been a big support to others even during your darkest days. Lots of experience there to share with new comers if you wish to stick around.
Besides, I\'d like for you to stick around!
deleted_user
deleted_user

Congrats Jack... You can breathe again! You are such an encouragnemt to us... U def must stick around!!
I love how this disease made u reacess life........ it\'s important to have our priorities straight, this disease and tx is certainly humbling and we are all better people for enduring it, I believe it has made me kinder as well.
I drove yesterday, and when leaving my garage, I didn\'t close my garage door even tho I saw a homeless man about 10 feet away, sitting on a log. I purposely left it open as I had TP , paper towels, etc, a suitcase, other things and just thought... if that man needs anything, By God, help yourself!!!!!!!!!! Normally I would have locked everything up. Material things just don\'t have much of an impact on me anymore, mind/body/spirit do!
U deserve all the blessing bestowed upon you!
deleted_user
deleted_user

Awesome news .I am soo happy for you!!!
karmah0209
karmah0209

This is so inspiring to me Jack! No matter the outcome, it does give us a new lease in life! Has made me know who I am, and what I\'m made of! No longer will I ever take advantage of the little things in life! So Happy for you!!!
deleted_user
deleted_user

1b bro you are the best!