Yes, it's two years ago today that my prostate cancer diagnosis was officially confirmed (I now pronounce you Man and Cancer !) ... and it is very, very hard to believe.
As I was thinking about what to write a number of things came to mind.
Should I mention the friend who (in a nice way) tried to 'reassure' me (not that I particularly needed reassuring) in those early days that "I should think you'll have three or four years". Well, I'm half way through those "three or four years" now ...
Should I mention how people (family and friends) have surprised me ? Some (no, most) have done exactly what I would have hoped. Others (probably not the ones I might have expected) have really surprised me and in a good way ... then, on the flip side there are others who have, perhaps, disappointed. Would I have been a better friend though if the tables had been turned ? Possibly not ... still, I'm not intending to berate anyone ... this situation is what it is and, do you know, I am enjoying life more than I ever did ~ now ain't that a thing ?
I should mention our wonderful National Health Service. All the treatment I have had (as most of you will know) hasn't cost me a thing (OK I've paid my National Insurance stamp over the years). The doctors and nurses and auxiliaries (all bar two) have been so kind and caring ... well, we should be proud of them.
I'm not going to finish off with a "Here's to the next two years !" ... No, all I
intend to do, to try to do, is wake up tomorrow morning ...
In the meantime thank you for reading this and thanks to all those friends on here (and before that Multiply) as well as Facebook for supporting me during the last 732 days. Here's to the ... did you see what I nearly did there ?