I have to admit that I was totally unprepared for class this week. Real life has kept me busy the past two days, but out of all the stress came good news and I'm ELATED. I hope you don't mind if I share my good news with you.
I looked up the definition for ELATED. ELATED is an adjective meaning jubilant or overjoyed. OK, that sorta sounds correct, but then I saw it used in a sentence and that pretty well summed up how I felt.
Examples of ELATED
- She was elated at the news.
Some of you already know that my son had his second stem cell transplant on December 21, 2012 in his fight against Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The first time he received his own stem cells back, but unfortunately he relapsed for the second time. This time Reid received his oldest brother's stem cells. (Note to Keith: THANK YOU once again!)
He is now at the six month post transplant mark and spent the last two days having all the scans and tests. The good news is that no Hodgkin's was detected. We are elated for now, but I'm afraid I will worry for the foreseeable future whenever it's time for scans (every few months).
He now has an underactive thyroid (probably from the radiation he's had in the past) and is on medication, but that will probably give him more energy. He also might have a sinus infection, so he has an antibiotic too. He has one type of white blood cell that's elevated which could indicate Graft vs Host disease in a mild form (or a few other things), but won't be treated for now. It could just mean that Keith's stem cells are attacking any remaining Hodgkin's cells in Reid's body. That sounds good to us, so we'll go with that one!
Overall, the doctor seemed quite pleased with his progress. So, bare with my while I'm ELATED at the news.
Now head over to Ms. Jenny's blog to see the list of other Alphabe-Thursday participants.