Saturday, September 13, 2008


Well, it looks like business as usual for the Costners. We seem to be getting back into some sort of NORMAL routine since our last positive visit with Dr. Bhatia. He suggested we get on with our lives and just breath a sigh of relief after each CT scan. There are still some residual masses in the abdominal area but for all we know they could be scar tissue or just dead cancer that may never leave his body. Because the tumor was so big, the Dr. said he might always show something on scans. As long as it doesn't grow we are OK.

Mark has jumped back into work much more quickly than I would have liked. He went from a low key stay at home atmosphere to full out travel mode. I can't say how wonderful Everpure has been through this whole surreal scenario. He has never been with a company that ever truly appreciated what he could bring to the table. I think I might have to write a thank you note!

We are headed to Crown Point this morning to celebrate a few birthdays. I can't believe I have a 16 year old. The kids are doing great in school and between swimming and cheerleading, there is not a lot of down time. I guess it is good to stay busy, huh?

My mom and sister Carrie were here last week and we had a great visit with lots of laughs. I am excited for my two girls weekends coming up in November. It will be great to catch up with friends and let some of the past 7 months go.

I need to thank you all once again for all of your notes, emails, blogs and well wishes. Someone said, "If you let people show you themselves... they really will." I have been shown many beautiful sides of many wonderful people lately and it makes my heart sing. Thank you, thank you, thank you.



Friday, September 12, 2008

Mark Costner Rocks On Water

Mark, thank you for your email last week. I've added your successful journey results to my own Blog thanking all the fans whom also let me know they were wishing you the most positive energy during your time of necessary additional strength. So, do as the Doctor ordered.....add the apple too for good measure...Jen should have some to spare from her students :-)...."carry on wayward son.......with your life"......Mark, if I can survive a catastrophic experience.....I knew damned well you could with your positive outlook and internal force for optimum results. Follow what your Dad said......when we have a gift through our words in our's a wonderful way to share it with those whom need or wish they had fingertip access to the knowledge from our experiences. Be Nike: Just Do It. You won't regret that experience at all; I promise. You could be a band member of the New Radicals "We only get we give, don't give've got a reason to live"

Peace and love to you

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Looking for something to do?

Well Mark, all of us are giving a collective sigh of relief and at the same time telling ourselves that we knew all along that you could beat this. Since you have such a gift for writing, perhaps you could write a short story about your journey and the thoughts along the way. There are many just beginning their own scary trip down that same lane and won't have the support that you had.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Good thoughts for tomorrow

Good Luck Marky Mark!

We'll be with you in our thoughts tomorrow when you meet with your oncologist. 
I know everything will be great news.  We love you and here's to you and all that you have overcome in the past few months.  You are truly and inspiration....Love you,