It's Monday, I wrapped up a four day weekend celebrating my two year anniversary (aka cancerversary) of my diagnosis. I had a few people say to me "congratulations" but then they'd all follow up with the question if saying congratulations is really appropriate. It is cancer we're talking about. But I tell them that yes, congratulations is absolutely appropriate. As I've said before, I'm going to continue fighting this for decades to come. But, a part of me does feel like I crossed a major milestone. I made it past two years. That is definitely worthy of congratulations. Going forward I still need to figure out what is next. But that's another story.
Thursday I am back to chemo. I did basic labs on Saturday and my white and red blood counts are excellent, both floating around normal range. Creatinin is at 3.8, hovering around what it has been for a few months. Any day now, it'll drop some more.
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