Cancerversary number 2. Two years post double mastectomy. I’m happy to be alive but damn if that realist in me doesn’t whisper in my ear “closer to recurrence timeframes”. Or maybe that was the hamster who knows. Cancerversary is a date of your choosing. I chose mastectomy date because that’s when the monster was physically removed…and I haven’t had a day without pain since. Not everyone survivor has daily pain issues but it’s exhausting and not fair to those of us who do. If you have daily post treatment pain how are you dealing with it? I use mindfulness, exercise, my heating pad, hot baths and meds along with CBD to help me manage and cope. I’m heading back to physical therapy next week due to my low back/hip pain. It’s progressively getting worse and I’m heading to Japan next month so I’ve got no time for that kind of pain!
So anyway….happy Cancerversary to me. Here’s to many more.