[cancer] The oncology follow-up visit

Went alone to my oncology follow-up today. No scan this time, just bloodwork and office chatter with the doctor. As good as could be expected. The oncologist tells me that my 5-year survival odds have improved to 50%, which is excellent news. Her exact words were, “You’re in as good shape as someone with stage IV cancer can be.”

Scans in mid-April, with oncology appointment to follow. All right before Norwescon. So, three more months of being healthy before the next checkpoint.

6 thoughts on “[cancer] The oncology follow-up visit

  1. Annie Bellet says:

    Glad to hear it, Jay! Hope things continue to look up for you 🙂

  2. pelican says:

    I’m also very glad to hear it … sometimes “good as can be expected” is just plain GOOD.

  3. Jan says:

    Great news Jay. Knew it would be.

    Michael Douglas did at stage IV so of course you can too!



  4. Cora says:

    Glad to hear that everything’s all right and keeping my fingers crosses that things continue to go well for you.

  5. Jan says:

    I had cancer surgery almost 2 years ago and I am on the 5 year ‘plan’.

    I have been thinking about what you said today, knowing what you have been through, plus my own experience with the big “C” and you know – this is one of those times where someone actually tells us what time we might have left.

    Really who knows. We could walk across the street, drive across town, tomorrow, and that’s that. No one tells us we have 24 hours left do they.

    In my minds eye, just live each day to the fullest. Love, laugh, enjoy – every single day. We never really know what our ‘time’ is.

    ((HUGS)) Jay


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