Thursday, April 02, 2009

and the best post-chemo advice is...

.. not to worry about bad news you haven't received yet.

In some ways the post-chemo period is stressful -- in a new way. Once you're done with the active treatment, it remains an open question as to whether or not it worked. And, 'worked' is relative -- because cancer is sneaky and mean-- (if it has a personality..) and it can hide out and come back later.

But -- right now I can't worry about that. I can't worry about test results I don't have back yet. When they come, they'll either be good or not -- and if it's not, we'll deal with it.

Of course, I can feel this way because my oncologist is really awesome... and in case a 'next step' is necessary, I know he'll help me sort it out.

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