Celebration time! Saw my oncologist today after the three month bloods were taken last week. Blood marker undetectable, all other blood profiles within normal limits. I was sure it would be, I've been feeling really great recently and, unlike some other times, did not feel I might be kicked in the teeth. One would think I would be blase about it now - eleven years of three monthly tests - but I'm not. Two weeks beforehand I am difficult to live with, fly off the handle at the slightest thing, whether I think there is something wrong or not. Eleven years is a long time for the family to put up with it, but they are as anxious as I am, and very forgiving. As luck would have it we had tickets for the theatre for tonight, tickets booked a long time before the oncologists appointment was made, so we went out to dinner as well and have had a good night.
So now for another three months. Once upon a time I might have 'measured out my life with coffee spoons', now I measure out my life in three monthly blood tests. Another point on the graph.
The days pass happily with me wherever my ship sails. Joshua Slocum
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.