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The Ultimate Gift: Celebrating Christmas with Positive Scan Results

Updated: Dec 20, 2023



"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship." Budda


On the 19th day of the countdown to Christmas, I received the best gift of all: positive bone and CT scans. As mentioned in an earlier blog, living with cancer requires regular checkups to see if medications are working and/or if there is progression to other areas of the body. Last week I had my first 3.5 month follow up bone and CT scans. Today I was scheduled to see my oncologist at the provincial cancer clinic in Halifax to review the results.


Many family and friends asked me what I thought the outcome would be. I noted if my body was my indicator, I would get positive results. However, cancer can be tricky and I wouldn't be surprised to hear that my cancer spread to my liver and/or lungs. I know that living life with cancer is a journey and not a sprint, and I was mentally prepared for both situations.


Today I received the news that I have no progression to other areas of my body. Both scans showcased healing in all bones affected by cancer, which is not surprising considering I feel healthy and strong. My oncologist was very pleased with my results and noted that I was in a sweet spot on medications that worked together for me. He also noted that my positive attitude, healthy lifestyle, and perseverance continue to support me on this journey.


My two love languages ​​are service and giving. Today, I felt the love of hearing this news. I will celebrate this news with my family and friends who have and continue to be my great cheerleaders. I thank all of you who follow me on my website, Facebook page and facebook for your support and words of encouragment. As I move into the new year, I will celebrate it with good health, contentment in living life over cancer, and faithfulness in myself, my family, my cancer team, and my Deity.




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RM MacLeod
RM MacLeod
Dec 25, 2023

Betty Jean, I was beyond relieved to read this update. I'm catching up all of this new news, but if there are two words that stood out it was these two: service and giving. They go hand in hand, and we can all take a page out of that chapter and apply it in so many practical ways and share it via our actions. Good things shall follow. Big hugs from your cousin, Raymond. xo 🤗

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A gift not only to you but to your family and friends who have been cheering you on, knowing that you were going to come out strong! We are all so very proud of you.😘

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Betty, you are the pillar of positivity and your personal journey is testimony to your incredible love for "self healing" and your genuine service to others. Merry Christmas to you and your family and may each of you remember the pure joy of being together in love this season🎄

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Betty Jean Aucoin
Betty Jean Aucoin
Dec 20, 2023
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Thank you for your kind words! 🙏 Wishing you a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year. 🎁🎄🥂

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Such great news, so happy for you! Enjoy the holidays!!🥰🍷

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Betty Jean Aucoin
Betty Jean Aucoin
Dec 20, 2023
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Thank you Gail. Wishing you and family a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. 🎄💕🎁

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The best Christmas gift for sure...for you, your family and all your friends!!!

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Betty Jean Aucoin
Betty Jean Aucoin
Dec 20, 2023
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Thank you. A wonderful gift. 🙏 Merry Christmas. 🎄🥂

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