Saturday, November 15, 2008

BMB COMES BACK CLEAN!!!

Yes, that's right! My bone marrow biopsy showed no signs of cancer!! I'm on to chemo in pill form now and after about a few years of that, I'm DONE!
Clark is still amazing as ever and I am loving every minute of it. People here hardly notice my extremely short hair because there are so many bald girls here anyway. By the way, my hair is growing back very nicely (thanks Crystal for the warning about parting it ASAP) and I can now go outside without a hat or a headscarf and be OK with it. My mom loves the look and people have told me I look like Twiggy, Audrey Hepburn (my favorite) and Drew Barrymore in the past month, and a lady in the cafeteria serving sandwiches complimented my "haircut" (I didn't have the heart to tell her it was unintentional).
-Marika

6 comments:

andrea said...

Hi Marika.....
Just got back from the sister school in the Dominican Republic to a voice mail from your Mom with the best news of the year after Obama being elected for President!!!!!
JUST FANTASTIC YOU SWEET COURAGEOUS WARRIOR GODDESS!!!!!Try to save time at Thanksgiving at least for Ron and me to see your new haircut and give you a big hug.We're thrilled for you and your family.So much love.Keep having thee best time!

Marcy said...

Whoo-Hoo! Fantastic! I'm so happy you finally get good news!
-Cousin Marcy

Phoolan Devi said...

so so glad you made it through, and are now clean of cancer!!! yay!! hugs and best wishes
Zoe

Phoolan Devi said...

(my name is phoolan devi on blogs because of a school thing.....sorry :D)

terri said...

HI MARIKA,
HOPE YOU HAD A NICE THANKSGIVING DAY WITH YOUR FAMILY, I PRESUME YOU CAME HOME.

WE JUST RETURNED FROM GERMANY AND ITALY, WE WERE GONE FOR TWO WEEKS.

IN EUROPE EVERYONE IS SO EXITED WITH OBAMA'S ELECION, PEOPLE HUGED US, ONE WOMAN EVEN CRIED WHEN SHE FOUND OUT WE WERE FROM THE AMERICA.

WE WENT TO GERMANY, FOR A COMMEMORATION OF THE 70TH. ANNIVERSARY OF "KRISTLLNACHT", HENRY WAS INVITED TO RETURN TO HIS HOMETOWN, WE WENT WITH MIXED FEELINGS, IT TURNED OUT TO BE A VERY PLEASANT AND POSITIVE EXPIERIENCE.

I WENT TO VISIT MY GRANDPARENTS GRAVES IN FUERTH, LETS SEE...THOSE ARE YOUR GREAT/GRANDPARENTS, THEIR NAMES ARE TERESE AND HERMAN LIPPMANN, AS YOU CAN SEE YOUR GRANDPA AND MYSELF WERE NAMED FOR THEM, I NEVER GOT TO MEET THEM.

FROM THERE WE WENT TO ITALY, JOINED A TOUR AND HAD A VERY NICE TIME. I'M STILL RECOVERING, NOW I REALLY NEED A VACATION.

HOPE YOU ARE FEELING GOOD AND WORKING HARD IN SCHOOL, I'M SURE YOU LOVE IT THERE.

WILL WE SEE YOU IN SANIBEL, HOPE SO.

HUGS AND KISSES, SAY HI TO MOM AND DAD AND GREGORY TOO.
LOVE,
TERRI AND HENRY

Andrea's daughter said...

Dear Marika, I am so happy for you. Life is good indeed. Happy Holidays. ~Janet