It is now 24 months since I finished the last dose of chemotherapy. I am well into Bonus Time as the 'norm' for this type of cancer is 18 months. But we all know I'm not 'normal', right? :)
Even though two oncologists have been less than supportive of the 'up to 6 year' remission quoted by oncologist #1, I am going to go for it.
At times I worry a bit about booking teaching dates a year or more into the future - will I have to cancel? But I refuse to live my life worrying about and fearing what is to come.
Let's face it, no one knows their 'best by' date. There are no guarantees. I could get run over by a bus tomorrow, never mind anything else that may happen.
So it means I may have to take another year 'out' while I do chemo again. That means I'll still be here.
The thing with entering the world of cancer treatment is that you find out just how many people are on the same journey. Some get cured. Some live with it daily. Some, like me, get a reprieve.
In the meantime I will enjoy each day as it comes. As the poster on Facebook says - do not regret growing old. It is a privilege denied to many.