3 October 2013

Golden October ... and some {good} news!

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

This past week, the trees have really been putting on their colours.  Our ash tree changes to the most beautiful shade of golden yellow and depending on the light, at times it casts its golden glow over everything.

We've been enjoying amazing weather!  Warm and sunny, it's been a stunning Fall so far.  The colours are expected to be magnificent this year.  I have to say that so far, I agree.

I'm glad I photographed the fallen leaves along the curb.  The next day they were gone, a combination of a light breeze and neighbours raking their leaves.  This scene just caught my eye and I knew I had to capture it.

I had my CT scan on Tuesday and saw my oncologist yesterday for the results.  All your prayers and positive thoughts worked!  My CA125 dropped from 4918 in August to 888 in September!  My lowest number yet.  I realize that I'm still a long way from being in the normal range but seeing it drop so much in just a month had me doing my happy dance!  Dr. H. asked me what I've been doing so I told him about drinking ginger tea & green tea daily and how I've recently added turmeric to my diet (I'll explain more about this in a later post).  I also practice meditative prayer and visualization daily.  He said to keep it up because it's working!!  My CT scan showed the tumour on my aortic artery is slightly larger, I have a new tumour between my stomach and spleen that's about the size of a blueberry BUT the tumours that were in my pelvis are gone!  I don't need any treatment yet and don't have to go back for another scan until December!  This is the longest I've been able to go between check-ups.  So yes, I am ecstatic! (Hence the number of exclamation points!!) A huge thank you for your prayers and positive thoughts.  I know you've played a role in helping me get here.  I'm now praying for all the tumours to go and that my next scan reveals no evidence of disease!  I'm shooting for the stars!  Why not??  :)


{p.s. - I'll be sharing my home project "to do" list in my next post!}


  1. John says 888 is a very good number because 8 represents new beginnings in scriptural numerology. I like it! So we are both thanking God for your good news! Funny thing, Lynda, I feel like using exclamation points, too!!! (Oh I started taking turmeric a month ago...took the last pill in the bottle last night. I'm taking mine to help with arthritis. I'll be interested in its other health benefits.)

  2. All I have to say is "amen" and "hallelujiah"!!! I am so over the moon overjoyed for you. And yes to the golden October and the golden news and the golden days. My heart is so happy for you Lynda! xoxox

  3. Oh what blessed news, dear Lynda. Your happiness at all this good news is showing thru in your beautiful images.

  4. Oh Lynda, that is such wonderful news!! I'm so happy for you. You've captured fall so beautifully in these photos :)

  5. That is wonderful new's Lynda..I'm so happy that you were able to do the Happy Dance and let's continue to pray and think all your positive thoughts. I do believe when one is upbeat the body and mind relate to it. Awesome photo's and yes, another great October..

  6. OMGoodness, Lynda, this is the very best news to hear.
    I am so happy for you.
    You are in my prayer daily, and will most definitely continue to be.

    Gosh, I feel like jumping up and down or something, and I am sure that you do too!!! xo.

  7. that is such wonderful news. I'm so happy for you! xx

  8. Lynda, this is such wonderful news!

  9. wow, so happy for you Lynda! Wonderful news :) !!!!!! (a few extra exclamations for you!)


  10. Lynda, I am SO glad that your health is improving!! I know that this news is old now (my fault, for being such a sporadic blogger) but still.. it's good news! May you have the most healthy and vibrant year yet! I'll be thinking of you. xo


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