Nashville or Bust

The trip that started a longer journey

The Weight of Waiting

Dave just left for his 18 month scans. We won’t know what they reveal until late Thursday.

His cancer, while in remission, is in a precarious period. I don’t say that to get attention or put a negative spin on things. It is a simple fact. You have to have a good, long string of clean scans in order to get the “free” sticker. So far he has two.

Ask any cancer fighter and he or she will tell you that scan day is not a fun day. Try as one might, it’s hard to get a good mental angle. We live in an instant society. Waiting for “the read” seems archaic and cruel. But that is the way it is.

There’s a jag in our rhythm right now. Is the unknown phantom still that — a wisp of nothing? Or, has it started to organize itself into a shape — something with dimension and heft? It makes me wonder when … if … this part of things will ever feel commonplace. I know there is nothing I can do right now to change things so it is best to just get on with the day.

We won’t know until Thursday.

June 4, 2012 - Posted by | Dave, Everyday


  1. I asked St. Peregrin to keep you two especially close in prayer this week. Terese and I will as well.

    Comment by STeve | June 4, 2012 | Reply

  2. I know that anxiety and nothing eases it. But keep thinking positively! We are all pulling and praying for your whole family.

    Comment by Kevin Reynolds | June 4, 2012 | Reply

  3. We can all pray – That’s what I’m going to do!

    Comment by Joe Fortunato | June 4, 2012 | Reply

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