Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"Have a little faith, there’s magic in the night…"

That one line from Bruce’s Thunder Road says it all. I heard late last week that I am still in a complete molecular remission – no inversion 16 markers for leukemia 2 months in a row following the end of treatment! Not only that, but my blood counts seemed to have recovered too! It would have been awful if I achieved a complete remission only to learn that I had permanently damaged my immune system. So yes, there is magic in the night. And yes, faith deserves a lot of the credit. But so does the power of prayer, a great team of doctors, a big dose of luck, and all of you who have stood by my side.

There’s no way to do a Google search and find research that will tell me how to allocate credit for my good fortune – how much weight to give faith, prayer, medical expertise, luck, an incredible network of loved ones, determination. All I know is that I was fortunate to have all these on my side. I dodged another bullet. No, a cannonball!

Today was my first day back to work in 7 1/2 months. It feels great to return to my pre-leukemia life, and I'm so grateful that I can pick up where I left off. The people at my firm have been amazing to me. Among the many, many things on my list of blessings, they are at the top.

Like Bruce, I believe in faith. I believe in magic. I believe in Better Days:

Every fool’s got a reason for feelin’ sorry
for himself
And turning his heart to stone
Tonight this fool’s halfway to heaven
and just a mile outta hell
And I feel like I’m comin’ home…

These are better days
These are better days it’s true
These are better days
Better days are shining through




  1. love to you. you have always been in our thoughts.

  2. People stand by you because you stand by others - What goes around comes around. Congrats on being back at work! Love, E.


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