Wednesday, March 7, 2012
At a recent appointment with my oncologist , he confirmed that I am in remission with no sign of disease. I always thought I would be jumping with joy at that news, but my reaction has been a little more subdued. I am eternally thankful for this wonderful news and I am very happy. However, it is really hard to comprehend that I have finally reached this goal. The last two years have been spent fighting this cancer and putting it into remission. It has been all cancer all the time. Now I have a future ahead of me without multiple myeloma being my central focus, at least for a while. I feel like I need to set some goals and make a difference, somehow, now that I have the gift of life more firmly in my future. I don’t know how long my remission will be, but I want to make the most of the time I have and not waste a precious moment. The reality of what remission means is slowly sinking in……….and I feel fortunate, indeed.