A few weeks ago, I was at a routine appointment at The Christie, when my Consultant mentioned that in 2016 we’d be bumping the MRI scans down from three months to four months.
She also said that at 18 months “clear / with no residual sign” that I’m now out of the most likely of the relapse time-periods.
Before you get over-excited for me, I’m taking this with a pinch of salt – my tumour circumstances were”rare” (actual medical statement) and with me being me, I clearly don’t conform to the “norm”. Also we’re playing it safe – normally you’d only keep scanning someone for five years, and mine will continue for ten years. So a deminished risk of it coming back still exists – to be fair, the best that I can ever hope for is a “normal” chances of not getting it again – if you believe the papers, I’m sure you’ve seen how high those odds are for the general population anyway .
Being realistic has been what’s got me this far I believe and it’s an outlook that I’ll continue to hold, but I couldn’t let this little bit of news just slip by unshared. I know a lot of kind and lovely people have invested in my story over the years and I have a lot of people online to thank for keeping me smiling and getting me here!.
Everyone (especially Max) has been brilliant in 2015 supporting and facilitating my recovery to where I am now – medically not everything is perfect, it never will be, but I live with the genuine knowledge that it came close to being much worse. That’s motivation enough for me.
Merry Christmas x