I just celebrated clean scans and 4.5 years remission! This definitely calls for a "jump for joy"! A few of my girlfriends tagged along with me to SF for a little getaway and for moral support. We had a great time exploring my home city and of course, celebrating the good news!!
I have to admit, I had severe anxiety (maybe even more than normal) leading up to these scans. I was having more nightmares than usual and it didn't help that in the recent weeks prior to my scans, a couple of my melanoma comrades weren't doing well. That always leads to all kinds of doubt and fear of the cancer returning for me. I just never take good news for granted and I don't ever feel confident that I will receive good news. There was one small glitch in my good news however...My oncologist noticed that my scar tissue in my lung looked a little inflamed. He thinks this is to due to a bad cold I was still going through (which was upper respiratory and sinus related). It scared me a little, but he didn't seem too concerned about it. He could tell that it made me nervous though, so instead of waiting 6 months for my next scans, I will be getting them in 3 months (here in Boise). I just have to have faith that he feels confident it is nothing and just related to my infection. I'm sure it is too, but I won't have 100% peace of mind until I get my next scans (in May).
Crossing fingers things will be ok and if so, I will get scanned again in August and then go 1 year between scans!!!