Even more good news!

I got the best news today.

First, the beginning. Generally a good position to start from. My Oma was diagnosed with lung cancer back in February. It was quite a shock for all of us, and from the start it has been a bumpy, scary, dark road with monsters ready to jump into the headlights and hitchhikers carrying axes giving out candy in return for a free ride.

Okay, maybe not that graphic, but you get the gist. It’s cancer. There’s not much more serious than that.

Today, though, after nine months of never-ending chemo and radiation treatments, the doctors have announced that my Oma is in remission free. She has one more round of precautionary chemo next week, but then she’s free from the bonds of multiple doctor visits a month and she won’t have to go back for another six or seven. It is more than even her doctors had hoped for; they were guessing that they would find that 50% would be gone by today, but it’s all gone. There’s nothing left. I just got off the phone with her, and she said about when she found out, “I could just scream. I was so happy, I could just scream. I was ready to give up, but I did it. I did it.” I couldn’t be more proud of her. I’m really close to my Oma and Opa – I’m the favorite grandchild.*

Oma and Opa

Now, we’re all just hoping that my Opa and my dad can get jobs. The bus company my Opa worked for won’t give him back his job because of his heart problems and the fact that he uses a defibrillator, but he recently found out that they had hired someone with his same problems. It isn’t fair, and he loved his job, so he’s fighting to get it back. And the company that my dad worked for is closing, and he’s desperate to find another job. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for both of them, and I’d really appreciate it if I could get some good thoughts and positive energy going for both of them. For all three of them.

Today has been a good day. You know, other than the fact that I’m running a 101.6 fever, my throat is closing up, I can’t function for anything, and there are far too many states who think nothing of taking marriages away from happily married couples, but it’ll all change and it’ll all get better.

Now? Now I need a nap.

* Don’t worry, everyone knows it.