Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Small Victories...

Well this one is a big one: I met with my oncologist this morning and he gave me the good news that my spinal fluid remains clear and leukemia free. YAHOO!!!!

I'd begun to wonder over the past few days. I feel like my brain can't wrap around life very well. I haven't dealt with life's normal little glitches, not to mention the trauma and anxiety of weekly spinal taps, mounting medical bills, and just dealing emotionally and mentally with cancer. One crazy thought was that leukemia had spread. It hasn't! Don't worry about that any more!

Another small victory: as I drove into the parking garage to park for my appointment, a woman pulled out without looking and hit my car. Awesome. It's just a small dent in the bumper, but the thought of dealing with such business almost freaked me out. The good news is that it DIDN'T. I didn't get upset. I didn't cry. I'm not going crazy. Don't worry. I already took care of the details with my car insurance.

Now... if only Geico could give Aetna some pointers on customer service. Yesterday my health insurance claims rep was so confusing and ridiculous on the phone--she told me I shouldn't worry so much about all these random details, like multiple Explanations of Benefits for the same services, or trying to figure out separate occurrences, requiring a new diagnosis and new claims, or that I don't need to put together a spread sheet to keep track of all the claims and actual bills. Now that is all so over my poor, confused, chemo-brain-headachy head.

8 comments:

Zayna said...

WOOHOO! :D
Small victories are all that get us through the day sometimes.

Sarita said...

Now I'm dancing for you! What great news, congratulations!

Love it that you weren't hurt in the car crash, and that you got all your details straightened out. My husband used to complain of chemo brain from time to time so I tried to keep the details of our lives straight for him. So glad you're doing so well. Keep it up, I am praying for you.

Andrew & Vanessa and kids said...

Hooray! We are smiling for you here in Utah, Jenny!
We love you.

amy smart said...

Yay!! (Not for the car, but for the cancer.)

Meggen said...

Excellent news, my friend! Keep fighting the good fight and know that you have a huge cheering section behind you! Love and prayers and all that stuff,
Meggen

Arian Goodman Johnson said...

Ooh, I'm sorry about your car... and the looloo rep... but SO happy for your great news! YES!!!

Lesli said...

Jenny, you are getting it done, one day at a time. Hang in there and keep inspire us all to look for life's little triumphs. Sending love your way.

M said...

Yay for no leukemia! I am sorry about those darned insurance people though. It is a good thing you are organized and on top of it.