Jul 08, 2012 - 5:28 am
A few weeks short of 2 years out from treatment and the latest check up and scan was clean as a whistle. They’ve been giving the PET/CT scans every 6 months, but that has been pushed back to 12 months between scans now. Good news all around.
I hope some will find hope and encouragement in this. I was diagnosed with BOT SCC stage 4 in May of 2010. 35 rads and 3 cistplatin. First 2 post treatment PET/CT’s had some hot spots show up, which eventually disappeared but not before raising the anxiety level a fair bit.
My life has returned to pretty much what it was pre-cancer. I play golf, swim, run, work full time, can eat most everything, taste is completely back. I really have no complaints other than a mild case of dry mouth, I still sleep with a bottle of water in reach.
I fully realize I am one of the more fortunate ones. For those of you in treatment or just about to begin, I was where you are not so long ago. I shared the very same fears and anxiety you are facing today. I pulled through those long days and weeks of treatment and I’m here to say it was all worth it. Be strong and live life! Cheers.