May 23, 2011 - 3:58 pm
I usually just check in to read the posts; shudder at the memories; and say prayers for those
I received my two year scan results today and they were NED. This is such a relief! I go to my "butt" doctor this Friday for my date with the anoscope, but hoping all is well there too.
From reading posts, it seems as if my side effects are falling in the middle as far as severity goes. I definitely have some (fistula from the rad txt that can't be fixed), still some bowel issues, etc.., but overall I'm doing well. I just want those that are still in treatment or have recently finished to stay strong and positive and know that things will improve; it just takes time. Before I started my radiation treatment, my doctor asked me about my understanding of what was going to happen and I told him I was considering this my "cancer boot camp"; it was going to be very difficult, but I would emerge stronger and victorious. And believe it or not, I tried to laugh my way through it too. Now, granted, sometimes I was laughing and crying at the same time, but while a positive attitude may not affect outcomes, it certainly does affect the quality of life that we live.
Best wishes and prayers for all still fighting the fight.