I'm back! Vacation is over.
This was an excellent idea. And it worked. For the most part, I did not talk about or think about cancer. There were people who don't read the blog and who asked me how I was doing. I would say I was really good and try to avoid going into detail.
Of course, I couldn't completely forget about cancer. My denial just is not that strong. For one thing, my lack of hair was a constant reminder. I was still wearing a hat to work until about a week ago. Once I got complete coverage (no shiny bald patches) I gave up the hats.
I will admit that I have found myself worrying about this scan as the date approached. Last time around, I made myself consider the worst possibilities in detail so I would be ready for bad news. I decided not to do that again, if I could help it. Better to be surprised by bad news than to waste a week or two miserably waiting for bad news that might not come.
The scan is this afternoon, and I get the results on Wednesday. Wish me luck.