The Best Christmas Present! - Mandy Neal

The Best Christmas Present!

This Christmas I received the best gift of all!  For those who are familiar with my blog, less than two months ago I had a Linky Party for Cancer Awareness.  If you want to read my story, you can find it HERE.  Many things were uncertain at the time, but I had an upbeat attitude for having just been told I have cancer for the second time.

After deliberation with my doctor, we decided that I was a prime candidate for something called a neck dissection.  My doctor would remove a few lymph nodes in my neck then biopsy them.  What turned out to be a few ended up being twenty-four, with a scar along my neck nine inches long.  Two short days later, or two grueling days in my case, we received the results.  ALL 24 LYMPH NODES CAME BACK NEGATIVE!!!!!!
My husband and I are on our way to St. Louis for additional opinions.  We want to make sure that we are seeking all appropriate avenues.  So, things aren’t over.  I still have healing to do both physical and emotional, monthly doctor appointments, and the constant fear that it may come back.  But, my road is less bleak as crazy as it may sound.  Things are looking up!

Many thanks to all of those who supported me and prayed for me!  I AM A SURVIVOR as my friend Debbie Clement writes about in her inspiring post, Blue Christmas.  I received the best Christmas present I could ever ask for!

, The Best Christmas Present!

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