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?