As I typed out the title, I wondered how many people will think it has something to do with stepping into the light when changing this life for the next.
But no, this post is not about that. Actually, I sat here for more than an hour wondering what to write for the ‘darkness & light’ prompt. You might think the prompts come from something I already have in mind to write, but 9 out of 10 times that’s not the case.
So today, with no idea what to write, I am just typing away.
Bear with me. This will lead somewhere.
Believing in the light
I’m an optimist.
Always have been, always will be.
Even in my darkest times, I have always believed that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Yes, even this year, when many days my fear of losing Master T threatened to pull me down to my knees, I kept my eye on the light.
That prompts me to give you an update on his health. His thyroid, including 41 lymph nodes, were removed in July this year. Then, in September, he underwent treatment with radioactive iodine. At the same time, the doctors informed us the tumor marker in his blood was way too high. New blood tests were done, and a week later we receive the results: the tumor marker had dropped dramatically.
And I mean… dramatically!
Now, that was good news, except that the jump was just too big. Therefore, the doctors want to use a different tumor marker, but will first allow the radioactive treatment to run its course of six months. Then they will do a new scan and test his blood again.
See… light at the end of the tunnel, despite the ring of darkness still surrounding it.
Ending the year in the light
In the evening of Tuesday 7 December 2021, I posted the following on Twitter:
In my wildest dreams, this kind of day would never have featured, because things like this only happens in books, not in real life.
What I’m talking about, you ask?
I want to share.
Oh gosh, how I want to share.
I have already started writing about it, but if you think this is a rambling post, then you will make no sense of the one where I spill the beans.
It needs editing. A lot of editing!
I know this comes across as a tease, but I promise you, this is the brightest light of this year. Something I needed so badly, after all the darkness.
I am embracing the future as I step into this light!
© Rebel’s Notes
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