2 years ago today I was diagnosed with CML, so I claim this as my cancerversary. My inlaws (Breast & Bladder - not their names but types of cancer) both celebrate theirs as the day they were told "you no longer have cancer". With CML and TKIs, do we celebrate the day we were told "you have LESS cancer, but we assume there are still these quiescent stem cells..."? OR, are we forever in this cancervesary limbo? So tonight, for the second year, I will go out to dinner with my lovely wife and celebrate the diagnosis of my CML.
Most of my friends do not know of my situation (the CML, not the cancerversary conundrum), and I am glad for that. They hold me to the same high standards as thier cancer-free friends. In the whole sceme of things, I look around and feel blessed that this is the only drama in my life. A 400mg magic pill which, on occasion, disrupts my day with cramps, stomach growls and butt-clinched jogs to the bathroom (usually in that order). It could be worse, as a lot of my freinds are dealing with some more delicate issues. My first post here, someone told me - everyone is sitting on a pile of crap, some piles are larger than others. I feel blessed that mine is a shart.
Yes, I know my vein is like a rubberband, but why can't someone find it on the first try.
You are the same guy who told me that the BMB would cause some "discomfort".
Please pass the milk....oh wait...nevermind.
Someone needs to add "cancerversary" to the spell check on this site.
2 years and counting....