Apr 27, 2012 - 3:16 pm
Anyone else out there with similar age, gender, and diagnosis? I'm doing okay - today - with all that has occurred in the past 8 months but some days, I get a little freaked out about recurrence, mortalilty, etc.. Since my second treatment I've had no evidence of disease - and that, of course, makes me absolutely thrilled. But I also know that recurrence is possible (particularly within the 2 yr window) and, if the boogie man does come back, he's got a good chance of winning next time around.
Today - I'm feeling good, appreciating every moment, have a great weekend planned, etc.. Tomorrow (or, heck, let's be honest - 2 hrs from now) - something could trigger me to start worrying again. I'm interested to hear how some of you manage with long-term concerns. I'd like to box "this" up and set it on the sideline to worry about intermittently rather than trip over the awareness of my mortality each the day. My doc says that will get easier the further out I get from diagnosis/treatment - and that's probably true. Just interested to hear how others cope...