It’s not cancer

I am numb with relief.

In the end, after all the testing, after all the discussing, they do not think it is cancer.

The tumour is benign but aggressive.  More aggressive than they expect to see in a benign tumour.

But they think it is benign nonetheless.

It has penetrated the soft tissue and has areas of fast growth.  If untreated, there are indications it could turn malignant.

But they are treating it aggressively with resection.

I have time.

I have so much time.

It is an amazing thing.

The details will come later.  For the moment, I want to drink in the time, let the relief wash over me as the numbness abates.



  1. Fantastic… the bit about not having cancer!

    And when you say…. “I want to drink” …. do you have a specific location in mind? Should I bring wine?

    Am smiling for you!!

  2. Thank god (all of them)! That is the best news. I am so relieved for you and for Julie. Onwards and upwards.

  3. I wanna cry – and I don’t even “know” you!
    Hooray, hooray, hooray.
    Run around in circles with your t-shirt over your head.

  4. What a fantastic and happy day for all … we are so pleased that even though the road ahead may be difficult … it will be long and happy for you and your family !! YAYYYYYYYY !!!

  5. Noble Note says:

    The waiting was torment; the worst I think I’ve witnessed. Now bathe in the warmth of relief, and breathe. I think you’ve been holding your breath. We’ve all been holding our breath. Relax, breathe, and savour how good this is. Hold that baby girl and know you will be there for her for a long, long time.

  6. Danielle says:

    weather has it’s ups and downs as does this journey of yours…but here is a little ray of sun to light to cherish as a good day 🙂

  7. ninetta says:

    I am haPPy for you and family great news!!!!!

  8. Oh Kirsty, the relief. I am so happy for you and your family – and friends 🙂 As Danielle said the journey continues and you are a very special woman – we love you x

  9. Yay!!! It is true when u think things are bad, they certainly could be worse!!! That is not to distract from the pain i know you are in and the mountain that is yet to be climbed but it is a breathe of fresh air to know that it is now a climable mountain will all the odds in your favour and if anyone can conquer it, i know it will be you! A massive hug for you, alannah and darren!

  10. Larry McNeill says:

    Collective breath holding, positive thoughts, well wishing, and prayers do work after all. Excellent news. A hard road ahead but you will make it. More good thoughts for you and yours.

  11. Shelley Schmidt says:

    Amen to you! I can only imagine what you have been through. This is a huge relief even though the road to recovery will be long, my mantra was (and still is) “but I don’t have cancer”. Prayers and good thoughts sent your way!!!

  12. Wuhoo! Nice to come home to some good news. I am very relieved to hear it. I shall have a drink in your hnour. In fact, I might have it right now.

  13. Margaret says:

    Just lighting a little candle….to say” thankyou”, never hurts to say thank you or ask for help and T lights are so pretty

  14. I’ve never seen a better subject line in my inbox! We are so incredibly relieved. If I feel like a weight has been lifted from my chest, I can only imagine how you and your little family are feeling. Today Mick bought me flowers for the anniversary of my 24-hour labour, but now every time I look at them I will be thinking of you.

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