Sian of From High in the Sky hosts a monthly meme called Storytelling Sunday, in which she invites people to share stories in words and/or pictures. You can check them out at this link. Here's my offering:
Friday afternoon, I scurried into the High School gym. Late for the game because of the visitors I brought with me. I had stopped by my daughter's old school to pick up some of her friends. They wanted to go see her play basketball for her new school. I told them not to worry if we were a little late because Clara didn't usually get into the game until the second quarter. To our surprise, Clara was already on the floor. She had been moved up to a starting position, and she flashed us a quick smile as we settled into our seats. The girls were excited and giggling, sitting a few rows in front of me. Although I was happy for Clara, I was distracted.
Paul was in the hospital - again. He had been hospitalized on Tuesday with a fever. He was on the mend from the infection, but we were waiting on test results. He had a scan to see if he has any active cancer cells left in his body. Even with a good test result, he's probably still looking at a bone marrow transplant to complete his treatment. But still. Still. A good test result would mean no more chemo and a chance to move forward.
My phone vibrated. I looked down and read the text:
Tumor in complete remission. No activity on the pet scan. :)
I started crying after reading the first four words.
The girls asked me what was wrong, but I couldn't answer.