Dancing in the Rain: Lessons Learned on my Personal Journey with PD (more at www.PDPlan4Life.com) Copyright 2013-18 Sheryl Jedlinski
by Sheryl Jedlinski
My latest CT scan findings exceeded my wildest dreams. Nine months after learning of the return of my advanced stage endometrial cancer, I am in remission again.
“There is no evidence of residual or recurrent malignancies, and no new abnormalities,” my scan report reads. A congratulatory note from one of my doctors used a cartwheel emoji to express her joy. It doesn’t get any better than this.
I don’t know why I was allowed to cheat death for a second time when so many others are not lucky enough to do so once. What I do know is that I didn’t make it this far on my own. I am very fortunate and thankful for all of you who stood by me day after day, tirelessly cheering me on. This includes those in the Parkinson’s community fighting their own battle to live well with a progressive, incurable disease. You have touched my life as much as you say I have touched yours.
I promise to enjoy and make the most of every minute I am cancer-free. I will live in the present, forgive the past, and try not to worry what the future may hold. I have seen how the attitude and approach we take to each day can make even the worst of times better. There is always a silver-lining if you choose to see it. Keep your eyes open.