So, they told me that my “clock” started after the date of my last treatment – that would be Feb 2012 – the double mastectomy.
So, here I am – one year after finishing up all that treatment.
People ask me how I’m doing. I feel pretty darn good. I have no idea if I’m actually cancer-free, but I have no evidence to the contrary. So, I’m going with that!
I wish I didn’t always have that nagging doubt in the back of my mind… Eye twitch – brain tumor? Back pain – bone mets? People who’ve been through this probably are saying – ah yes – I know that feeling. Yes yes – it’s not rational. I know that. I had a complete pathological response, but that doesn’t stop the what-if scenario from running through my head.
Also, it’s strange being basically cut loose. I have one every three months check ups. THat’s it. The doc of the moment (physician assistant or the big guy himself) feels me up, asks a bunch of questions, and sends me on my way…. That’s it.
So, there you have it. Work is pretty exciting right now. Tre is doing well – fifth grade is pretty awesome, actually. That’s mainly because he’s got a terrific teacher….
And Cheryl – wow – Cheryl is amazing. But, I think everyone knows that by now, yes?