It is 6 months today since I heard those words “highly suspicious of cancer”, and life changed.
In some ways it is hard to believe that 6 months have passed, as it has gone by in a blur. However, it has been 6 months where almost all waking (and many sleeping) thoughts and actions have been taken over by the cancer diagnosis. Planning is impossible and life is constrained in many ways.
However, 6 months have indeed passed. Surgery ticked off, and 7 out of 8 chemo sessions also done. So the heaviest and most difficult period is (hopefully) behind me. One more chemo and then 5 – 6 weeks of radiation. That is not long compared with 6 months. And I am banking on feeling progressively better once the chemo after effects wear off a few weeks after chemo 8.
And to quote H on the 6 month milestone?
“I don’t know if it seems longer or shorter than that, its half a year and that’s scary!”