I wrote and posted this poem in February and re-posted it recently when it was accepted for publication. Today, I have the best possible follow-up. I saw K this morning and she shared that her recent CT scan revealed that her tumor has not just shrunk, but disappeared. This winter and spring, she had been treated aggressively with simultaneous chemotherapy and radiation, until she nearly died from side effects and the treatment had to be halted. She has been in a rest/recovery phase over the summer, but it was a huge and wonderful surprise that the tumor was gone. Hallelujah!