I remember this day last year. I had visited the ENT department for my biopsy results, and was told it was tonsil cancer. The shock obviously was difficult to accept and I am unsure how I was able to drive back.
After a period of acceptance and acknowledgement I got on with my treatment plan. It was partly due to accepting everything was out of my control that helped. I trusted in the system.
One year on and I am still clear, and my consultant is pleased with my progress.
I have prioritized my fitness. To that end I have:
Hi Steven, it's good to read you are doing so well. These milestones are helpful for those who are just starting out, having treatment or in recovery. It lets them know you can get through this, and that the treatment gives good results.
Take the simple pleasures, Steve Cat Dad
I live in beautiful countryside and every day is a blessing. We have a rookery at the end of our lane and last week there was a tremendous cacophony as the rooks circled to roost. They were joined by jackdaws and the sound was sky shattering. Eventually they settled down to swap news of their day quietly with just the odd kaah and tchack filtering through the sunset air. It was Halloween.
I thought I’d send you a picture of fireworks to celebrate your anniversary but instead I’m sending you Nature’s fireworks.
Base of tongue cancer. Out of radiotherapy January 2019
Blog about my cancer.
Hi Steven. Great post yes certain dates will forever be etched in our memory’s. I have a sayjng now why worry about thjngs I’ve no control over. So onwards and upwards towards sunny days etc
Hazel aka RadioactiveRaz
My blog is www.radioactiveraz.wordpress.com HPV 16+ tonsil cancer Now 5 years post treatment. 35 radiotherapy 2 chemo T2N2NM.Happily getting on with living always happy to help
You have such a great philosophy. If only we could all get onto this without having cancer to make us re-evaluate what is important in life. A cancer diagnosis put everything in perspective for me and made me realise that so many things that I used to be concerned about were just not that important. Living in the moment and appreciating the small things is my specialty too now. I go out in the garden every day and love looking at the what nature has to offer.
Best wishes for your ongoing good health.