For the last four months, I have been "mostly good." After all, I was experiencing chemo and all its side effects. I was fighting lymphoma, with the help of doctors and many encouragers. But yesterday morning as I made my first one mile walking trip in "I don't know how long" my cell phone rang. It was Dr. Lewis, the same physician who told me four months ago that I had cancer, asked me how I was. "I am good." Yes, you are, he said, all good. Your pathology report shows no lymphoma nor any bacterial infections. Wow! All good! The cancer is gone from my stomach.
This good news is still sinking in. A diagnosis of cancer is a shock to any of us. I received that diagnosis twice within nine months. The cancers were unrelated. The first treatment I chose was surgery, which was over in a few hours and required an overnight stay in the hospital. But this second one has been more challenging. I still have three weeks of radiation to complete, but here in the middle of the process I have already received my prognosis. All good.
When I first started my website 14 years ago, I chose the tagline "It's all good" as an affirmation of God's creation as written in Genesis. I hadn't expected its personal impact as an affirmation of my healing. All good. Yes.