FYI…I hate it when people ask me that question. I also dislike the question, “so how do they(my doctors)/you know the cancer is all gone?” I try to be polite with my responses, but each time someone asks me either of those questions, my blood starts to boil. The reality is that since I see a doctor every 3 months and each doctor is watching me like a hawk – I can confidently say “Right now, I don’t have cancer!” How many other people can make that statement with such certainty? Some days, I feel like I should respond to these questions with, “do you know whether or not you have cancer?” Honestly, I could never actually say that to someone.
Other than a few fatigued days post chemo, I never really felt “sick” or like I had some disease. And for the most part, people never treated me that way. But there a few naive people who I come into contact with that just don’t get it. I know they mean well and are sincerely concerned about me, but when the same people (not referring to any family/friends here) repeatedly ask the same questions, it just starts to get old.
Okay, done venting!