Ah, Monday morning, it’s always fun, isn’t it? How was your morning commute? What is on your schedule today? A conference call or a staff meeting? Catching up on some email? That’s not exactly what I have going on today.
8:00 AM – Phelobotomy (that means blood work)
8:30 AM – CT Scan
10:30 AM – Meet with Oncologist to review results
11:00 AM – either go get breakfast or prepare for round 3.
That’s pretty much the “normal” Life with Cancer follow-up day. It is just like any other day, which means in Baltimore that it is HOT, except that you can find out that your cancer is back. Yup, just another day (eh, right).
That being said, I made a commitment to myself that this year, I was not going to get too stressed out about followups. I have to get them every 3 months for the next 5 years (done this before). The odds that cancer will come back this year are lower than next year, cause my body just got ‘cleaned’ out only months ago, thanks to chemo. But frankly, I am not so sure about those odds. These are the same odds and probabilities that said that after being cancer-free for 5 years, I would not get Hodgkins Lymphoma again, that I was cured. How’d that turn out?
To hell with the odds! I am going to get breakfast at 11 AM today. I’ll post on my Twitter/Facebook to confirm.
Have a great day!
UPDATE: 1:00 PM 7/16/12
I skipped breakfast and went straight to lunch! Final report was “no significant changes”. Next followup will be in October.