What have you experienced after being told your cancer was gone?
It depends on the type of cancer and the methods of treatment, among other things, David. Check out the Long Term Survivors forum, if you have not, for some of the conditions that people with various cancers in their backgrounds experience over time.
Some folks experience lymphedema (swelling in the extremities, basically), others, who have experienced radiation, such as myself, might experience permanent scarring or rather rapid decay of teeth, there is chemobrain, about which they are still learning, some deal with various 'bags' for the rest of their lives, or feeding tubes. The list goes on and on.
I have been out of active treatment since November. I am currently having issues with joint and muscle pain, and I have nueropathy in my hands and feet. I am still hopeful that as more time passes, these issues will subside. I guess it was unrealistic to think that as soon as chemo was over, all the problems would go away. I keep reminding myself that I had several major surgeries before I spent 18 weeks bombarding my body with toxic chemicals. It's going to take time to heal.
A friend told me recently that you should expect to spend an equal amount of time in recovery as you did in active treatment. That means I have 9 more months of recovery time left.
Oddly enough, recent bloodwork came back with a cholesterol reading of 230! I was at 140 during my physical less than 18 months ago. Is chemo the cause? Who knows....
What issues are you having?