Optimistic

This morning my Uncle Jim went to the doctor for radiation treatments. The doctor said, "Um, Jim? There's nothing here to radiate. Do you have pain anywhere?" My uncle said he didn't, and in fact he's gained a bunch of weight and he's even gotten out of the house a little. The doctor said, "Well, go see your oncologist, but I've never seen anything like this." Isn't that GREAT NEWS!? I hate to bring up the phrase "grinning like a possum eatin' shit off a hairbrush" again, but come on!

40 thoughts on “Optimistic

  1. Ok SO excited for Uncle Jim, I want to drive right up north and hug him!!!!!!!!!! If THAT doesn’t shake you right out of your atheist mindset, I don’t know what will!

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  2. How FABULOUS! I’ve been keeping you guys in my thoughts, and I’m so glad to hear that he’s doing so much better! Let’s hope it’s for keeps!

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  3. Dear June,
    I am so glad to hear the good news.
    A friend of mine just celebrated 5 years of being cancer free after being diagnosed and treated with stage 4 cancer. She had pretty much been given a death sentence.
    Not sure why miracles happen to some and not to others, but so glad Uncle Jim seems to have been blessed.

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  4. You’ve made my day. Not that Uncle Jim’s plight is all about me. I have honestly been praying for him and believe others have too. WOOOOOOOOOT! I am grinnin from ear to ear!

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  5. I SWEAR you’re psychic, because last night as I was using the shop vac to suck the cotton out of my lawn, I was wondering how your Uncle Jim was.
    I know! I lead a very exciting life, don’t be jealous.
    I’m glad to hear there’s nothing to radiate!!!

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  6. Praise God!!! So pleased to hear such wonderful news. ๐Ÿ™‚ Continued prayers for Uncle Jim.

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  7. Shut UP! (said in a totally loving way, you understand). That is fundamentally amazing. Really, really, really hoping that the oncologist agrees with the (brilliant) radiologist …

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  8. Wonderful,Wonderful news! My husband has a a similar experience with cancer and it is the most amazing feeling when the dr. say–uh, can’t see anything
    Even if it is for today- for now–or forever–Sing and dance in the streets! Lots of prayers going up for Uncle Jim

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  9. I’m so very, very happy about this news!! Your Mom left me a message today telling me the same thing! God DOES listen to our prayers!!! Thank you, God. We will continue to pray. Love to all of you!

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  10. Oh, JUNE!
    That’s just the very best thing I’ve heard in a very long time!
    Love to you and your family!

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  11. Zippee! It’s funny. I was thinking about this very topic this very morning (I have an oncologist check up this week)but I was afraid to ask because you hadn’t said anything about it for awhile…
    I must have conjured it all. *magical jazz hands*
    Congrats!

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  12. Zippee! It’s funny. I was thinking about this very topic this very morning (I have an oncologist check up this week)but I was afraid to ask because you hadn’t said anything about it for awhile…
    I must have conjured it all. *magical jazz hands*
    Congrats!

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  13. Zippee! It’s funny. I was thinking about this very topic this very morning (I have an oncologist check up this week)but I was afraid to ask because you hadn’t said anything about it for awhile…
    I must have conjured it all. *magical jazz hands*
    Congrats!

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  14. My family and friends have been adversely affected by this shitty disease just like everyone else’s…it is very uplifting to hear of someone apparently kicking cancer’s ass for a change. Thoughts and prayers…don’t give up the fight, Uncle Jim.

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  15. omg. I couldn’t be happier for your uncle, and your entire family! Thank you for sharing this amazing news and renewing my faith in the universe. Sometimes, just sometimes, good things truly do happen. ๐Ÿ™‚

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