Reality Check

NED - what does this really mean to us?

#1 - it doesn't mean we can relax with Max's treatment
#2 - it doesn't mean his cancer is "cured"
#3 - it doesn't mean his cancer will not come back

Too many times, in reading other families blogs, I read the cancer has suddenly, horribly, taken over their childs body. Out of nowhere... it just comes back full steam.

Don't get me wrong - I'm happy Max is headed in the NED direction (he has a radiation set-up appointment on Tuesday to zap that bothersome spot on his spine) - but the nature of this disease is unforgiving, unrelenting. And so must we be in return.


Anonymous said...

NED means taking one day at a time and praying these days go on forever. One day at a time and today is a good day. Love you, Mom

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