Well, we met with my oncologist today. Chemo will likely begin in the next 2-3 weeks, and it will not be any easier than last time. It's all too much for me to go into much detail right now. Dr. Bergsland reminded us that the chemo makes it about 30% less likely that I have a recurrence. There's no specific evidence for my situation, but she feels strongly that we do all we can to avoid recurrence. I've been focusing on all of the reasons why I hate chemo (there's much to hate), but how can I not do all I can?
I'm still a long way from being prepared, but at least I'm heading in the right direction.
I'm really tired of the sad story. I'm preparing for a fabulously happy, sappy ending to all of this. I just have to rely on myself to write the ending I want.