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The word washed over her, leaving her shaking with eddies of relief as palpable as the tears welling in her tired eyes.
She’d known she’d felt better recently, like her “old self” – someone she’d thought closeted away for good – instead of just a trampled battleground in the war between tumor and chemical, but she hadn’t let herself believe it.
Believe it was gone.
Moving towards the clinic’s reception area, she wiped her eyes and took a few deep breaths. Steeling herself to not look too happy, too excited, she walked past the still-waiting patients and their wordless appraisals.