Saturday, February 20, 2010

One Year Cancer Free

Spent Friday morning at the doctor's office.
Monthly visit with Doc S and then off to get my thyroid, cholesterol, and sugar checked.
I have been cancer free for a YEAR.
Really? Seems longer than that....and at the same time seems like yesterday.
I am so grateful for everything that Doctor S and Doctor P and their teams did to make me well. I am so grateful that they were able to get rid of the cancer without leaving me with a trache, without chemo or radiation. All in all, noone would ever know that I had cancer on my vocal cords. My voice is a million times better than it was a year ago.
My voice is still raspy, but I sound like most people do when they are hoarse, and I have had times when my voice sounds really good. Doc said that I can get another steroid injection...or 2 or 3 and that will soften up the scar tissue to allow my cords to touch...and get rid of the raspiness.
Injection can be done in clinic rather than in the OR. I have not warmed to the idea yet. THAT may be enough to make me accept my raspy voice.
enough for now....5 soccer games today and then dinner with the deacons.....