And tomorrow we will be merrily on our way back to our family and friends back in Ontario – feeling a whole lot lighter now that such a big weight has been lifted from our shoulders and our hearts.
Dr Phan confirmed today what the surgeon and the chemo oncologist told us on Monday. The cancer is completely gone.
He’s very pleased with The Cowboy’s progress and told us to keep on doing what we’re doing. The doctor was compassionate but not concerned about the soreness in The Cowboy’s throat. He said it is just is just taking a little longer to heal and could take up to a year before he regains his voice and that’s okay – we’ll settle for the whisper – and be thankful.
I’ve always suspected that The Cowboy is a horse whisperer – animals, especially dogs are always drawn to him – like moths to a flame, like magnetic poles are attracted to their opposites, like Icarus to the sun. Oops, sorry. I’ve been reading the 50 Shades trilogy and kinda got carried away.
Monday was a full day – leaving the motel room at 5:30 am and not finishing at MD until 5 pm. No appointments Tuesday and only one today at 2:15 so we’ve had some free time.
One of the main highlights of that time was meeting up with Rocky and Cindy. You can click on their names and read the post about our connecting up with this wonderful couple back in March.
The guys were both receiving treatment at the same time for the same type of cancer. We’ve kept in touch with them and when we found out that Rocky’s follow up appointments were the same time as The Cowboy’s we made plans to get together.
We got together and had a wonderful visit before heading over to the Golden Corral where Rocky treated us to dinner. Discovering that it was Cindy’s birthday made for an even better celebration. Thanks Rocky – our turn next time and Happy Birthday Cindy!
Below are a few shots of how we spent the rest of our free time over the last couple of days.
And Yes Ladies! I know how lucky I am to have a man that likes to shop.
BIG TEXAS THANK YOU ALL AGAIN for all of your kind words in the Comments, emails, texts and phone calls.
‘Bye Houston. It’s been a heck of a ride . . . See you in November.