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One year ago today I heard those dreaded words

rnayriv's picture
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One year ago today I heard those words you never want to hear. I'm sorry you have cancer. That was a horrible day and it's been a horrible year for me.  Just got home from getting my chest xray and labs done. I go tomorrow for my one year MRI. I'm a little nervous but not too much. I'm just feeling allot of different emotions today. I'm happy that I'm cancer free, I'm mad at the hell I've been through this past year and I'm still very scared that It's going to return. I know my chances are very slim that it will return but I'm still scared. Did anyone else feel this way? Feeling very very emotional today!!

Texas_wedge's picture
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You have it all wrong - the real question is whether there's anyone out there who didn't/hasn't/doesn't still feel that way?!

(The answer is - very few!)

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It took me 7 and 1/2 yeats to start writing on this blog and put the scariness in perspective. Even the Icewomen (my wife) was scared and she didn't have the surgery/



foxhd's picture
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You are the only one...........poor attempt at gallows humor. If someone isn't anxious or scared, then they haven't been paying attention.

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Its been 40 months for me, I had about the best prognosis anyone could hope for.  I am less scared now than I was then of course, but I don't expect the fear will ever be completely gone, its part of being vigilant and aware.

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Frightened. Worried. Anxious. Sometimes obsessive. I have what they've said is about a 50/50 chance it will return and it scares me. I had a ct and bone scan 2 weeks back and it was clean. Of course I'm glad for that, but the idea that it could very well come back doesn't give me much relief. Angry. Sad at times. Happy at times. Scared a lot of the time. Pretty much sums it up. I'm normal some of the time and do manage to forget about it sometimes now, but it's still the first thing I think about when I wake up during the night or in the morning. The thought occurs to me, I had (have?) kidney cancer. That wasn't a bad dream, was it? Damn. It wasn't. It was real.

I can relate. You're not alone.

Sending you a hug and I hope you feel better, and I hope everything comes back NED.



rnayriv's picture
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Yesterday was a doozy. Talk about emotional roaller coaster. Today is better I went for my MRI and will have results next week. I'm glad I have somewhere I can come and vent. Thanks for reading and responding. Well gonna go pick up my children from school and then get ready to go have a nice Valentines dinner with my husband. Have a good one everyone.

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God Bless!!

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Its been close to 9 months since my wife Holly and I have heard them.

We both had a ton of emotions return this week as she scheduled everything for her six month scan.

I am doing my best to stay positive.  God is good.

Tom and Holly

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