I saw Dr. Harb today.  It was a long wait in the exam room.  

It made me think back to when I was first told I had cancer.  It was by a different doctor back in 2009, but I waited in that exam room for nearly 50 minutes before he came in and gave me the devastating news.

Today I waited about 20 minutes in the exam room, but it felt much longer.  I try not to think about the big C much anymore, but every 6 months I go through this.  Dr. Harb came in cheerful as usual.  He said it was good to see me.  Asked how I was.  He then said, Your scans are excellent.  Absolutely no evidence of cancer reoccurrence.”  He went on to say that since I was 3.5 years (hence the post title) out from my first cancer-free scan, that survivability was about 98%. I will be declared “cured”  after 3 more scans (5 year mark.)  He then commented on my weight loss.  I told him what I had been doing and he said he was proud of me, then hugged me.  I can’t put into words the emotions I felt at that moment.  Dr. Harb is truly an amazing doctor and person.  OK.  That’s outa the way.

Time for a bike ride!

Come back again won’t you?