Good News!

It was not the best winter season, but it is over now.  I had a second colonoscopy in six weeks yesterday.  All the news was good.  That huge polyp observed from the first colonoscopy turned out to be doo doo (Dr. Jones’ medical terminology). This time, it was not even there at all. All the biopsies came back negative.  There’s no cancer up in there folks!

I had my last session of physical therapy this morning.  Arjen, at Island Physical Therapy, is a genius. My range of motion is not back to 100%, but he sent me home with a set of exercises to work on while we are on the road. All the worst pains are gone; I just have a few jolts with certain movements, not nearly as bad as before.

If all goes well, we will hit the road for our summer trip tomorrow.  As soon as I get this rig out on the highway, I’ll start singing, “On The Road Again”, one of my favorite songs.

34 thoughts on “Good News!

  1. Helen Bushe April 28, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    I am truly very happy for you. I lost my young brother to cancer at the beginning of this year. It’s refreshing to hear of someone getting good news.


  2. milliethom April 28, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    I can imagine your great relief. Now you can put it all behind you and just look forward to enjoying summer at the National Park.


    • Dinata Misovec April 28, 2016 / 9:33 pm

      I am looking forward to getting back to Big Creek. There are new stories every day. And lots of wildflowers in the spring. Unfortunately, the book is not done yet. I had hoped to have it printed in March so I could try selling it in the area around the park. It is rather frustrating.


      • milliethom May 5, 2016 / 5:59 am

        I can well imagine how disappointing it must be after making so many plans. Editing can be a long process. I don’t know how long you’ll be in Big Creek for, but perhaps there’s a chance of having your book ready for at least some of your stay? If not, I suppose it will be a question of holding off plans for selling at Big Creek for a year. All the best, Dinata, whatever you do.


      • Dinata Misovec May 17, 2016 / 9:55 pm

        It is discouraging, but I suppose the book will get done eventually. I don’t expect it to be done while we are here, given the rate of progress to date. I think it is still a long way off, but then, I’ve never written a book before. Even so, it is still at rough draft stage in my mind. Thanks for the good wishes Millie.


  3. Neil Jordan April 28, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    Thank you for the pictures on the other email, and the update for your summer camp host schedule.

    While you are relaxing in the mountains, I will be riding my new wheels, replacing my 2-wheel recumbent bike with another recumbent with training wheels of a sort:

    It’s being assembled at the bike shop now. Details later. Also, it’s not an “adult” trike like I am approaching near-senility. Here is a video:

    Your following email arrived while I was typing this. Keep me on your regular mailing list.

    Neil M. Jordan

    Mobile 714-270-8422


    • Dinata Misovec April 28, 2016 / 9:27 pm

      That looks like a great bike! I test-rode a two-front-wheel recumbent a few years ago. I thought it was a bit harder to steer at low speed (which is my speed). I’m sticking with my old recumbent until it dies. The next one will be a trike though.


  4. Four Amigos April 28, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    Travel Safe! We are headed out on Saturday (we never start a voyage on Friday) for Bahamas. Looking forward to your posts of your adventures – and your return next winter for a better season!


    • Dinata Misovec April 30, 2016 / 12:50 am

      Next season will be better. No so many medical appointments and, hopefully, better weather too!


  5. Bob Krezel April 28, 2016 / 11:07 pm

    Great news. It made me feel good


  6. M. L. Kappa April 29, 2016 / 12:28 am

    Fantastic news, Dinata! Now you can hit the road with a light heart! Happy trails!


  7. willowdot21 April 29, 2016 / 3:24 am

    Horray so pleased that all is good, enjoy your trip! 🙂


  8. relationspdbeverly April 29, 2016 / 5:53 am

    Ugh, yuck but yay!

    Glad your physical therapy is going so well, Dinars. Have fun this summer!


  9. Carol Ferenc May 1, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    Such good news, Dinata! Safe travels.


  10. Debbie May 3, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    That’s great news! Look forward to seeing you when you are at Big Creek, we are going to b
    e at Cosby till June 6. Safe travels!


  11. Life And Drama Blog August 1, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    Congrats! My mam has breast cancer (all very mild and treatable it seems!) and I love hearing other folks good news 🙂


    • Dinata Misovec August 1, 2016 / 9:32 pm

      I remember how I felt when we learned that my husband Andy had cancer. The doctor said it was easily cured and we tried to be optimistic. We were optimistic. But still, there was always that bit of worry underneath. He has been cancer free for four and a half years now. THAT’S good news.


      • Life And Drama Blog August 3, 2016 / 5:09 pm

        What a great story! Yes the optimism is hard when the ‘c’ word is involved, but in the grand scheme of things we are very lucky 🙂


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