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AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 3,981
I am a couple of weeks ahead of exactly 5 years but I had my breast tests today and all is well. So one step. Next one is my heart check up (got a slight problem, possibly from chemo) but I am pretty sure I am fine on that front. Then my oncologist in about 7 weeks to see if anything nasty is happening in the rest of me!!  Bit by bit...........................


  • iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 5,148
    Chipping away bit by bit...........sounds like you're on the road to good news all around!!
  • HarleeHarlee Member Posts: 106
    Congratulations! It's always such a relief to get good results from your scans.
    I know we are all different but what usually happens after 5 years?
    I've just ticked off my 4 year scans and I meant to ask what I can look forward to after next year but I didn't. I was initially told I would have 5 years of follow up with my oncology team (which seemed like forever back then...) and now I'm wondering what comes next?
  • primekprimek Broken HillMember Posts: 5,392
    Excited for you and yes it will seem weird being set adrift after 5 years but it will be wonderful to do so. 
  • ZoffielZoffiel Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 3,337
    That is good news, Alison. I only hope we all get the chance to decide whether or not to extend past five years of AI :) Marg.
  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 3,981
    So true, thanks Marg! 
  • SoldierCrabSoldierCrab Smithton Tas was Bathurst nsw Member Posts: 3,410
    ah @Afraser
    I know that it felt different being told no more appointments when I saw my Oncologist early October at my 5yr review... 
    Congratulations you have Survived 5 years and you make such a positive impact on the online forum thank you  <3
  • June1952June1952 Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 1,493
    Hi @Afraser
    GREAT NEWS.  I am so happy for you.  The statistics are really still only kept for the 5 year mark so we all hope that ''they'' will decide to keep statistics for longer.
    Have a great weekend - and celebrate !
    Summer   :)
  • primekprimek Broken HillMember Posts: 5,392
    @Afraser I asked if I would be on 5 or 10 years. My breast surgeon said as no nodes at this stage 5 years (so 4 to go) but he said that might change in 5 years anyway. So just have to wait and see.
    Congratulations on your 5 years clear.  X
  • MKitty68MKitty68 Member Posts: 261
    Congratulations on being 5 years clear! 
  • RomlaRomla AdelaideMember Posts: 2,091
    Wonderful news @Afraser ! Time to celebrate and plan that trip to France.Thankyou for the wisdom you share with us all on this blog.
  • onemargieonemargie queenslandMember Posts: 1,263
    Such great news @Afraser . We all have a different story to tell and I always love hearing the 5 year mark ones. Good on you love. Have a drinkypoo or two and celebrate. I’ll have one for you too today Go buy yourself something nice for Xmas to mark your milestone. Biggest hug. Can’t wait for me to get to where you are now. Margie xx 
  • JanineGJanineG Melbourne (west)Member Posts: 148
    How exciting. Thankyou so much for sharing. It is encouraging to hear that 5 years really does come around! I agree with onemargie.. A lovely Xmas present and woohoo France. This inspires me to plan something special for 3.  Years time :) xxo
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