If you are a follower of mine you know I have some back issues and arm issues. For the most part I always have pain somewhere.
I normally try to get a check-up on my arm every few years. The last time I had my arm checked was probably back in 2007 when they discovered my osteoporosis and arthritis. After having some pain in my arm for quite some time I decided to have an x-ray again just to be sure. My doctor here said that it seemed clear. I also sent my images to Dr. Supinski (he now practices in KY) who helped to originally diagnose my cancer and also did my arm surgery. He called a few days ago and gave me the all clear. No cancer. Yeah. Both doctors did say that there is now severe osteoporosis and arthritis but I pretty much new that. Dr. Supinski did say though that because of all the osteoporosis and arthritis there may be a shoulder replacement in my future. That was a bit of a surprise because no one has ever mentioned that before. I won't have to have anything for a while. For now I will try to manage my pain with pain medicine. But even if I have to have the replacement I can definitely deal with that.
Now there is no lingering question of if the cancer is back. Now I know when I have the pain it is the other stuff. And like i said I can deal with those. It may mean not crafting for a day or two or three...or taking some pain meds. I am okay with that. Just glad I got the all clear. So I am now at almost 22 years of being cancer free. YEAH!