“Why are you here?”
Nancy and I were waiting in the oncologist’s room. Talking about anything but why we were there. My last few reports had been good but there is always this sense of fear each time we head back to meet with the doctor.
We heard the familiar knock on the door and then he entered. There were no words of greeting or welcome. The first words out of his mouth as he entered the room, “Why are you here?”
All the reports look good. Numbers are fantastic. “I do not need to see you for three months.” It is safe to relax and breathe again. Make a few plans, schedule a few appointments and head out the door.
I have been blessed beyond all expectations! I am nearing one year without any chemo treatments. January 9, 2017 was my last chemo treatment. When this journey began in May of 2016 my oncologist suggested the most positive expectation I should have regarding life expectancy was two years. Nobody is promised tomorrow, or even this afternoon, but it does appear that I will be shattering their projections.
The fact that I have been blessed beyond all expectations humbles me…and troubles me. [Read more…]