Somehow it felt like we'd never hit that one year cancer free mark, but we did. Erin's Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is becoming more and more distant in our minds. It is such a glorious and relief-filled wonderful feeling. Of course, there's no magical bench mark that says she won't relapse, but every day that Erin stays cancer free her chances of relapse diminish. If she hasn't relapsed by 3-5 years then she most likely won't relapse, but it is also still possible for her to develop another cancer. We just do our best to keep those thoughts out of our heads and enjoy her here and now.
Who couldn't enjoy this cutie?
Last year, we celebrated Erin finishing her treatment with a cake and it's becoming a new tradition of ours. We all get a candle on the cake, sing "happy birthday to all of us", and then we all blow out the candles together.
Here's the Dec. 14, 2011
one year cancer free celebration cake
And now...on to becoming 2 years cancer free.