Hello everyone. I see it has been quite a long time since I last posted. A lot has transpired from the last post. I am now approximately 29 months post treatment. The last oncology and surgical visits I had they looked at me and said "well we are not quite sure what to do with you now"... the NCCN guidelines simply suggest watching the patient for symptomatic issues and that is that. I may not have any more CAT scans but I may argue that point and ask for one a year for at least two more years. The question here is most patients when they reach beyond the two year mark, the odds of recurrence lowers dramatically. I neglected to ask however what the are the odds of metastasis to the typical areas - liver and/or lungs.
I suppose I am being a little paranoid in that two of my cohorts on the cancer forum I joined have recently passed away within a month of one another, both having cancer mets to their liver. One a talented musician and writer of music that has been published and another a loving veterinarian. Cancer does not have any prejudice at all does it?
The good side of the last year or so is I have a beautiful grandson named Evan who fills my heart with joy every time I look into his face. I have been crafting and doing shows and selling albeit not at a hectic pace but rather at a snails pace which suits me just fine. Have been doing a little traveling. Had some family issues that are seeming to resolve. I wish I had more to give you but in essence it has been blessedly boring.
That is it for now. I'm thinking of writing another blog post treatment and how life has changed since then. I am also fully retired. Hope that you all still coming in here to read this are doing well. Be well, Marilyne