18 Months celebration

Trubrit
Trubrit Member Posts: 5,643 Member
edited October 2015 in Colorectal Cancer #1

Today I am 18 months NED. 

I have found myself a little treat (OK, its a braclet, and maybe a little more than I should be spending, but...) to celebrate; BUT, I can't bring myself to buy it yet, because I am getting my CEA checked and get my results on the 2nd Nov, and then, when all is well, I will purchase my celebration treat. 

You all know how it goes. Celebrate the miles stones with the risk of bad news always on the horizon. 

I was telling Jeff in his post, I am a good 90% positive, but the hardest times for me are at night and the few weeks before getting the results from blood test and scans.

But for now  I am 18 months NED. 

Sue - Turbrit

Comments

  • NewHere
    NewHere Member Posts: 1,393 Member
    Rock On Sue

    Enjoy the braclet, you deserve it and if it makes you smile, why the heck not?  I bought a camera this summer when I was shooting sports.  I had cameras that were good for some things, but for sports there was one that was spot on.  Figured why not?  As I tell people the cost of the camera compared to how it helped me get through the chemo and put my mind in a good place was really nothing compared to one chemo sessions or finding a way to exercise (walked a ton shooting ]) or going to speak to people to work through the mental aspects.  I will be getting my results next month, almost exactly nine months to the day of my surgery.  I my buy a braclet myself (or a lens maybe ;) )  Congrats on th NED 

     

     

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  • jen2012
    jen2012 Member Posts: 1,607 Member
    Can't wait to see a picture

    Can't wait to see a picture of that bracelet!  My vote is you purchase it now as a treat for what you have been through.   Just do it!  I doubt you will regret it if it brings you joy.

  • sflgirl
    sflgirl Member Posts: 220
    Good

    Congrpats on 18 months.  When Nov. 2 comes around we want to see that bracelet on your wrist.  It's all good.

    Best,

    Andrea

  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215
    That is so awesome Sue.

    That is so awesome Sue.

  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478
    Go get that bracelet and

    Go get that bracelet and think positively! Eighteen months! Someday you'll be on here saying it's been eighteen years and giving people more hope.

    Jan

  • beaumontdave
    beaumontdave Member Posts: 1,223 Member
    Don't pass up a chance to

    Don't pass up a chance to celebrate any good moment or milestone, Sue, happy times can certainly be elusive on these roads we travel......Dave

  • traci43
    traci43 Member Posts: 773
    Congrats!!!

    18 months is great news!  I hope that your results on Monday will continue to be good news.  Go get that bracelet and enjoy, oh and pull out happy dance man.  Traci

  • vtspa6
    vtspa6 Member Posts: 172
    It truly is nice to hear such

    It truly is nice to hear such good news!  Enjoy your bracelet!

  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    Congrats Sue

    I've always played as being cautiously optimistic about the whole thing.
    I don't believe anyone ever stops getting scanxiety. I'm down to 2-3 days at most. 

    Keep up the great work and enjoy!!!
    18 months NED sure beats 18 months dead! I apologize if my gallows humor offends anyone

  • danker
    danker Member Posts: 1,276
    Tests

    Just asssume it will be great results!  Then get on with life-worry free. Good Luck!

  • Easyflip
    Easyflip Member Posts: 588
    Keep it up!

    Great to hear!

    Easyflip/Richard

  • lizard44
    lizard44 Member Posts: 409
    Hope the results

    on the scans are the good news you're hoping for.  Buy the bracelet anyway- to celebrate the 18 months AND your 90% positive atitudeLaughing

    Grace

     

  • Cathleen Mary
    Cathleen Mary Member Posts: 827
    lizard44 said:

    Hope the results

    on the scans are the good news you're hoping for.  Buy the bracelet anyway- to celebrate the 18 months AND your 90% positive atitudeLaughing

    Grace

     

    My two cents: buy the

    My two cents: buy the bracelet just because you're special. 

    CM