Tim is in REMISSION, the sweetest word we've been waiting to use for so long now it seems. Well, we are considering it to be remission anyways. The doctors are hesitant to use that word but Dr. Edenfield specifically said that "there are no evident signs of cancer remaining in Tim's body at this point in time."
We are all so ecstatic that he was lucky enough to have all of the right doctors who made the right decisions enabling them to find this early enough to get to it and get it out so we can now start to move on with our lives.
We still have a ways to go, there will be more tests, procedures and appointments in the weeks, months and years to come but we are finally in the place where we don't have to base our calendars upon treatment schedules and can start to live a "normal" life. Although everyone who knows us knows that there really is no such thing as normal with us.
We never would've gotten through all of this without the support of everyone that has surrounded us. There really are no words to express our gratitude for the many meals, all of the prayers and the kind words. We are so especially grateful for all of the strength you all gave us whether it was to come by the hospital or the house for a visit, making yourself available for anything we needed, even if just to vent, or for covering for us while we took time away from work. All of these things have meant so much to Tim, myself and our families.
We've always known that we have some incredible friends and family but we've been absolutely blown away by how much kindness everyone has expressed over these past 6 months, even from people we've never met. We consider ourselves to be so blessed and know we never would've made it this far without you all.
We know we can never repay everyone for everything they've done, we just hope that someday, somehow we can help others who are just as much in need. Please make sure to keep in touch. We will update this periodically as everything wraps up and as Tim goes through his first year cancer free. Please make sure that if you're ever up our way to stop by for a visit!
Thank you all again from all of us!!
Tim and Jenny Bright
The Bright Family
The Clanton Family