I am overwhelmed by all the good wishes I have received via every possible media in the last couple of days. Thank you so much for your love and support.
After the initial rush of joy at learning my good news, I admit to being numb for the next twenty-four hours or so. I couldn't quite believe that the tumours could be gone. It was also really weird to be shocked by good news for a change.
But the shock has worn off and now I am positively giddy.
And it gets better. My wonderful friends have given me the most amazing birthday present. I was presented today with a cheque that will completely cover all of my BlogHer expenses (and then some). All of them (except for air travel, which, you may recall, was covered by points from my brother-in-law).
I knew that some money was coming (a couple of people had let this slip). I knew that my friends were making it possible for me to go to Chicago.
But I am completely and utterly overwhelmed by your generosity.
I don't have the words to express my gratitude. I am even a little embarrassed.
And very, very touched.
Planning for BlogHer has been very important. The mere act of making a commitment to attend something several months ahead of time felt like a defiance of cancer. I had to plan on being healthy and fit because I had committed to this trip. The very idea got me through some difficult days and nights.
I have the best friends in the world.