Monday, April 25, 2011

Cancer-Free is the Way to Be!

Good news. After 11 rounds of chemotherapy and some not so fun side-effects, my dad was declared NED (no evidence of disease) today! Yay! They said that if it's likely to come back it will be within the next 3-5 years, so he will continue to have regular check-ups.

My dad wrote a poem for the occasion:

I'm now cancer free
Oh what a joy
I now can return
to a bright, cheerful boy

My colon has passed
every test in the book
but 6 months from now
they'll take one more look

I'm done with the drugs
(they call it chemo)
whatever the name
I don't feel the same-o

So 5 years from now
is what I am planning
To spend time on the beach
doing nothing but tanning

Three cheers for being cancer-free!


Carrie said...

What great news! I love the poem, I hope your dad gets to hit the beach really soon. :)

Mitzi said...

Yay for cancer-free! I'm so glad he's done with that part!

Susan said...

That is awesome news! So glad to hear it!

celeste said...

great news! i'm so happy for you and your whole family. my mom and 2 sisters are cancer survivors, so i know what a relief it is to hear those words.

Kathleen said...

That's great!