Asking Questions and Challenging the Status Quo

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Probably Cured

Guess I was just waiting for a worthy title before returning to blogging. I used to keep a blog where I wrote mainly about dealing with all the choices and complications of reconstructive surgery.

I'd say I'm holding pat, and maybe staying put forever, with my current stage of breast reconstruction, so this blog will likely take a different focus.

Time will tell, but for now, I'll start by explaining the title of my new blog.

"You're probably cured," is what my new oncologist told me when I went in for my first appointment with him recently. Even so, he followed with orders for an MRI of the stomach and of the breast to investigate a suspicious PET scan and a suspicious mammogram and breast ultrasound.

Since I know actions speak louder than words, and I also know "probably cured" can just as easily be "maybe not" in after-cancer-treatment-land, I filed his words as perhaps the most exquisite oxymoron I've ever heard.

Words perfect to headline my second go at cancer-related blogging.