Unfortunately, I still get hit right between the eyes. Case in point, I've had a nagging congested chest condition with a "dry patch" in my throat since mid May. My GP ordered and ENT endoscope consult followed by an MRI. So alarm bells are ringing in my head! Recurrence, even after long periods of NED is common. Living with the threat is partly finding one's new normal, but the threat is always hanging around my mind and effects my day to day life. For example, I pay close attention to medical expense and medical evacuation benefits on the travel insurance policy I now purchase for every international vacation. And, I still have that scanziety drill for my two scheduled oncology consultations a year.
Lung cancer really is part of my life. It is ever present in my mind. Sometimes, I am overwhelmed by its reality. My only solutions is to....
Stay the course.