I havn't posted on here in ages. Since I was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma (oral cancer) in Oct '08, once I got through the horrendous surgeries I just wanted to get back to 'normal' as quickly as possible and put the cancer behind me.
It's been six months since my last check-up, and I have to see the specialist again on March 10. The nerves are already starting to hit me.
How do other folks out there manage to settle in to the longer-term routine of check-ups? How do you deal with those nerves when you've had 'X' number of months where you don't have to think about your Cancer - then realize you have to face that possibility again.
Sometimes I really struggle with the fact that while we might be in remission, might even be 'cured' - we're never really free of it.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.