Jan 02, 2010 - 12:06 pm
Ladies, I've been pondering this for the last few days - thinking of the posts from Cathy and Linda.
You know, my gut tells me that some docs tell us what we want to hear (or maybe what they want to believe/hear!!) and others tell it like it is.
I remember what my first doc told me out upsc - "it's incurable but manageable and you can have many good years of living". When I mentioned the 5 year lifespan norm, he said I think you'll have twice as much!! Well that tells me that best case scenario is 10 years, in my mind. Then comes doc #2 - "Yes, upsc is curable...". They are both good docs and in the same practice but clearly have 2 different approaches/viewpoints about this disease. Maybe one is right, maybe both.
What is considered remission?? I think we are considered "cured" if we are cancer-free for 5 years. Do we have a recurrence if it reappears before or after the magic 5 year mark?? Obviously some of us are luckier than others.
Imagine yourself well. Blessings to all, Mary Ann