Overcoming cancer: great news for Mark Jeter
Mark Jeter has been chroncling his experience overcoming cancer on this blog.
It has been a time of ups and downs.
He lost his eyebrows and goatee and then saw both grow back. Sometimes chemo was a breeze. Other times it put him out for a week.
But all the while Jeter has kept an upbeat, positive and hopeful attitude.
Now, he has good news for all of his readers. Here is his latest post:
Wow, I have completed six rounds of chemo and by no means was it easy.
There were a times when I wanted to give up but I knew that I had to keep up the fight to get better.
After the chemo I had to get a CAT scan to see how far I had come since the first round of chemo. The CAT scan found that one of the tumors was gone and the other one had shrunk. The doctor also told me that I had to do surgery to make sure there was nothing else there.
I completed the 6th round of chemo in June and surgery was in July. During that time my hair had grown back and I started to feel like myself 100 percent.
But then it was time for the surgery and I was not looking forward to that. I started to get kind of down.
Once the surgery was completed the healing process began. With all the people praying for me and all the love I was getting from the wife and family, my recovery was made that much easier.
Then it was time again for me to go and see the doctor - to see what he found or didn't find. I was pretty nervous, but hopeful at the same time.
I arrive at the doctor's office and I am hoping and praying that he tells me nothing but good news.
We wait and we wait and the doctor finally comes in. When he came in I had a good feeling. I just knew what he was going to say. He had my folder in his hand, a spring in his step and the biggest smile on his face.
"The surgery went well," he said.
One of the tumors that they saw on the cat scan was actually scar tissue from the prior surgery. After looking throughout the rest of my body they found five pea-size tumors that they removed. Four of the tumors were found to be non-cancerous. The fifth had some cancer. Thank goodness they removed it.
Now I am CANCER FREE THANK GOD.
I still have to get some additional chemo treatments and unfortunately will have to endure some more sickness from it. But things are looking up. They can only get better from here.
This to will pass.
Read more about Jeter's journey here.