Stef, how great it is to see you post. Don't let that 6-month average upset you. You've already made it longer than that. Remember, my doctor-given checkout date was around August of 1996. I feel that it is because of a very dedicated set of doctors and alternative treatments. I'm still having the ct, bone scans and chest x-ray but only once a year now. I see the onc every 6 months. The onc took me off Arimidex in Jan of this year but I'm still on I3C and plan to continue it.
MK is right that I have all the bad genes from both of my parents and my problems were only hastened by the fight with b/c. But, I was dx'd when I was 48. Two weeks from today, I will be 60 (Oh God!!!). If all that has happened is a six-month extension, most of us wouldn't be here.
Don't those kids grow fast? My 3-year old granddaughter (that I've had since she was 4 months old) is an absolute hoot. This past week, she looked at me and started singing "Shakedown, Breakdown, You're busted". I couldn't stop laughing. Today is my Joseph's 11th birthday. I can still remember running from chemo at one end of the hospital to make the delivery room with 20 min to spare. He is one very precious child to me.
F the 6 months. Live one day at a time and live it to the fullest. And, oncs need to stop assembly lining their b/c patients. If they treated the patient instead of just the disease by recommendation, I think the survival time would increase rapidly. But, that's just my thinking and it hasn't changed in years.
Anyway, down from my soapbox.
Love You, Jo-Ann
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".