Sep 12, 2013 - 5:59 pm
Had another 6 month visit to the oncologist. No blood tests, no PET scan, just a thorough exam. He is very pleased, with me and with himself for having gotten me through it. Next appointment in March, after my annual mammogram. I asked him about from what date does one start counting, but apparently even oncologists can't decide - some count from the day of the first treatment, some from the end of treatment. For me chemo started at the beginning of Nov. 2009, and ended with Herceptin mid Nov. 2010, a long, hard journey. Looking back I can hardly believe I made it through, but I made it....whoopee! He paid me quite a compliment, I am 80 now, he thought I look no older than 68 at the most, well, he is the best oncologist ever!