Dec 31, 2012 - 6:07 am
Happy New Years Eve everyone. Today I reached another milestone in my journey ; 1 year ago today I finished my treatments and continue to be cancer free. While my journey isn't over , I will continue to see my onco and rad docs every 6 months, my ENT every three, with port flushes, CAT scans and throat scopes thrown in for good measure. Work and getting back to my life has kept me busy, taste has returned to about 95 % , saliva good most if not all days, still drink a lot of water. The biggest lessons I learned over this past year was how blessed I truly am and to never take things for granted; the day I heard those 3 words , " you have cancer" has forever changed my life. For those of you who have walked or are still walking this path , whether it's been years, months , weeks or days since you heard those same words , we are an eclectic band of warriors who have been brought together to support and encourage each other , to celebrate our victories, to cry when one of our H&N friends has met the beast again or lost their battle. While I don't post as often as I used to, I do check in to read your post, what a godsend for me to have found this site and the friends I've made here , the encouragement received, you are never ever just words on a screen, blessings come in all forms. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.