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Posted 2019-07-12T12:08:49Z

Has it really been 5 years?

My cancer journey has been filled with milestones. Reaching them never means anything concrete, but doing so is usually associated with something positive. Last month (June 2019) marks 5 years since I finished my chemotherapy treatment. With non Hodgkin's lymphoma, the 2 year mark and the 5 year mark are significant indicators. I'll quote my oncologist and say that I'm not willing to "tempt the fates" by making any bold statements about it, but at this point any recurrence is highly unlikely (statistically speaking). I'm incredibly lucky to get to spend my summer days hiking, paddling and berry picking with my family. I'm also lucky to have all of you who helped support us through the crazy days. I hope never to have to return this particular favor for any of you, but please consider me one of your people. [...]