Sunday, March 1, 2009
Current mood: Confused
OK...I'm throwing this question out to all my cancer friends. What day do you celebrate your cancercrapness freeness?
I have so many dates and I'm not sure which one to make my official celebration day.
I was diagnosed on March 8, 2007, but to me that doesn't seem like a day to celebrate.
I had my first surgery to remove the cancer on March 28, 2007, but I would find out later that the cancer had spread and that I needed a mastectomy, so I don't want to celebrate that day.
I finished my chemo on October 2, 2007, that seems like a good day to celebrate but I still needed to have my Herceptin treatment every three weeks for the next year. I would have to go back to the same place I had my chemo so I always felt like I was stepping back in time.
I had my bi-lateral mastectomy and reconstruction on November 22, 2007 and my Doctor gave me a clean pathology report on November 27, 2007, so do I celebrate that day?
My last Herceptin treatment was June 29, 2008, do I consider that the end?
I just went to see my oncologist last week and she wants me to have my port removed. That seems like the final step, do I consider that the end and time to celebrate?
Of course every day without cancer is a day to celebrate! I'm just not sure what to consider my cancer anniversary.
So to all my cancer friends, I ask you....what day do you celebrate?
Would love for you to leave me your comments.