Hospital rose


Here’s a pretty pink rose we saw the other evening as we walked through the hospital’s rose garden.  Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam and part of my famous Garden series.

The rose garden is a beautiful place.  They appear to plant every year’s award-winning roses.  It’s a large enough garden that they have several of each plant and many, many years’ worth.  Highly recommended.

Had a great day today.  The greatest day ever, in fact.  During our afternoon visit with our doctor, we learned that LRN4 is in remission!  He said there are no cancerous cells in her bone marrow.  Combine that with Thursday’s notification that her spinal fluid is cancer-free and we’re in amazing shape.  As mentioned in my note to our family this afternoon, tears were shed.  We’re still kind of in shock.  There is still road ahead of us, but today was a day we’ve been awaiting for a long, long time.  June 10, 2013 will be a day to remember.

Spent the evening at our previously-arranged joint birthday party with my cousin Betsy.  Her sister Cindy came over along with her daughter Julianna and Julianna’s husband Rick.  We had an outstanding dinner prepared by Bob, an excellent chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting prepared by Betsy, and hours of enjoyable conversation.  It was a great evening.  They even gave me some great gift cards from and iTunes!  I can’t wait to figure out what to buy with them.

And that’s it for today.  The good news overwhelms everything else.  So I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this shocking food violence news: watermelon assault!

See you tomorrow.

3 Responses to “Hospital rose”

  1. Melanie Says:

    The very best news ever!!! I am so happy to hear the magic word – “remission”.

  2. michael Says:

    We are feeling quite a bit more wary about such pronouncements since the first time they told us she was in remission and then changed their minds shortly thereafter, but this time they used the more thorough test and the results are negative. That’s good enough for me.

  3. Shannon Says:

    It was great to get out to Betsy and Bob’s for the birthday celebration. Betsy and Cindy made me a beautiful quilt that was a celebration of my remission–I don’t think they planned it that way, but that’s how it worked out that way!

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