WooHoo Sara Anne!!! Five year club!!!! It gives my heart great joy to hear those precious words!
I know what you mean about giving up the 6 month support! I am going thru that now, with my first 1 yr. check due in August.
Just enjoy the 12 months of living without the nail biting 6 month check.
HOORAY SarahAnn! Five years is a wonderful milestone to achieve. It is a little scary after all those years of 3-month checks, BCG, and 6-month checks to go to annual.
I'm following along right behind you, as usual, and hope I have the same result. I have cysto tomorrow, actually. My 5 years is up in June. I had thought we could consider this April check up the 5 year mark and call it good and go to annual therafter. However, uro says it can't hurt to have one more 6-month check in October. (In my own mind, if tomorrow I'm all clear I'm going to count myself as being 5 years cancer free.)
All my best, Ann
Small TA Grade 1, May-06; recur (2 tiny), same, June-08; TURBTs both times. BCG begun July-08, dosage to 1/3rd May-10, completed treatment December-11. All clear since 2008.