Free to a good home

My massive hypochondria.

Despite earnest warnings by a wide range of survivors, I truly never dreamed for a minute that I’d be constantly terrified by worries of recurrence.

I didn’t even want to finish chemo. I toyed with skipping radiation.
I just wanted to get back to being me.

And here I am. Me.
Healthy. Happy. Able to do anything I like.

Why would I choose terror?

What I hadn’t counted on were symptoms.
Aches, pings and twinges. Changes in size and shape.

Three months in a row, my terror has reached fever pitch.
My first round was squelched by my ultrasound.
My second by my doctor’s examination.

This round is up to me.

About Andrea

Andrea Ross was diagnosed with breast cancer October 6, 2009 and intends to survive and thrive. You can read more from Andrea here.

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