Living Well with Parkinsons Disease

Dancing in the Rain: Lessons Learned on my Personal Journey with PD (more at www.PDPlan4Life.com) Copyright 2013-18 Sheryl Jedlinski

Good News !

By Sheryl Jedlinski

Last week, almost three years after being diagnosed with stage four endometrial cancer, the latest CT scans of my chest, abdomen, and pelvis came back clean as a whistle. The study result indication said, “History of endometrial cancer.” I read the phrase three times before it sunk in, and I wept tears of joy.

The news doesn’t get any better than this, but it’s hard to stop looking over my shoulder to make sure the cancer is not trying to catch up with me. I’ll be happy if I can resist turning my head a little less each time.

I am certain that I beat the odds because I found a very gifted and dedicated young surgeon, who settled for nothing less than a win. When she opened me up and saw I was riddled with cancer, she rescheduled her remaining surgeries for another day and worked on me for eight hours until she had removed every bit of cancer she could. Chemo would take care of the rest.

Surgery was followed by weeks of rehab and 18 chemo therapy treatments that caused:

  • A severe allergic reaction.
  • My toe nails to jump ship.
  • An angry, itchy, painful rash on the top side of my hands.
  • My hair to fall out in the shower on New Year’s Eve, just as friends arrived at our door.
  • Numbness and tingling in my feet, which remain to this day.

Through it all friends and family stayed by my side and assured me I’d be fine. There are no words to express my gratitude.

Every spring, when the tulips pop their heads up from the ground, I am reminded of the surgeon who gave me a second chance at life. Because of her I saw the birth of my beautiful granddaughter, been a strong presence in her life and published my book. Through both, I touch many lives and pay my gift of life forward.

As the Talmud reads, ‘He who saves one life, saves the whole world.’

7 comments on “Good News !

  1. Pat Vurdelja
    April 20, 2018

    Wonderful news. I am so happy for you. Lots of hugs. Pat

    On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 5:41 PM, Living Well with Parkinsons Disease wrote:

    > mydancingintherain posted: ” By Sheryl Jedlinski Last week, almost three > years after being diagnosed with stage four endometrial cancer, the latest > CT scans of my chest, abdomen, and pelvis came back clean as a whistle. The > study result indication said, “History of endometrial” >

  2. Sue P.
    April 20, 2018

    This post touched my heart and brought me to tears. Congrats!

  3. Barb
    April 20, 2018

    Knew you would do it!
    Love you
    Your fellow survivor,
    Barb

  4. Cindy Bodart
    April 20, 2018

    wonderful news!

  5. Nancy Gaul
    April 20, 2018

    Wonderful news!

  6. Diann
    April 21, 2018

    We are so happy for you. God Bless you.
    Diann and Michael

  7. Rebecca
    April 22, 2018

    I only know you through your Parkinson’s blogs and Facebook but have followed your story and are delighted by the good result. Best wishes from both John and Becky

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