Feb 11, 2012 - 10:35 am
My husband was diagnosed with 3B NSLC a little over a year ago, but has been NED since August. The next scan is coming up, and we seem to get a little freakish with worry each time this comes. He has a cold right now, and it's so hard not to worry that there are greater implications. We keep saying "it's just a cold" as though we can convince ourselves that this will be true. I guess I'm not looking for advice since we know we should see the doc if we're worried and we are seeing him soon--and I know no one can tell me not to worry, that all will be well. I guess I'm just venting or looking for commiseration. You know, the whole focus is on remission and we're grateful that he is NED and know that many people would love to be where we are, but it certainly doesn't mean the whole cancer thing just disappears. Some days we've both made our peace with cancer's presence, some days one of us is a freak and the other is good, and some days we're both worried. It sucks to have this shadowy monster lurking around. Does it get easier as time goes on?