So today is a bit of a milestone for me. Two years ago today, the awesome Dr V performed the second lumpectomy & got the clear margins. So I am 2 years "cancer free" today. Ok, so they don't really like to say "cancer free". Or even remission just yet. So they say NED. So I been "dancin with NED" for 2 years. (No Evidence of Disease for y'all not hip on the cancer lingo.) BUT...I am reserving the celebration until this next upcoming flurry of medical visits & tests confirm that. And why is it a milestone? Well, the docs all tell me that "most of the time" if it's gonna come back, it'll do it within 2 years. But the BIG milestone is the 5 year mark.
Yep, here we go again....starting next month, another round of pokin, proddin, squashin, testin & all. First the 6 month chest x-ray, followed by the 3 month visit with the Oncologist, Dr W, which includes blood work. Then the 6 month mammogram followed by the 6 month visit with Dr V. And so long as they all say "it's all good", THEN we will party...fo sho.
But, I still have another couple of weeks before I have to think (stress & obsess?) about that. So not gonna.
Other than that, gettin pretty damn sick of this stupid 100+ degree heat every-single-frakkin-day. We just can't catch a break. At all. And no end in sight. Rain dance anyone?