i saw my Consultant last week and was told to go and celebrate as I have hit the 5 year mark. The dry Champagne had never tasted so sweet!
You will worry over nothing at the beginning and I think that is human nature and quite frankly we are entitled to worry and be wary of aches and pains after what we have been through.
I had a backache for a while and sometimes would get a pain in my tummy and deep down you know it is not the cancer but somehow you can't or don't want really want to dismiss it and you will log onto the Jo's Trust forum to get some answers until you next see your oncologist or speak to your nurse.
i used to mention every ache and pain to my consultant and oncologist every time I would see them...I must have been a bundle of fun...I think it used to make me feel better talking about what had happened in the past 3 months and of course they would reassure me and give me a thorough examination!
The first year is tough - I hated using the dilator but 3 times a week I would put SKY news on and get on with it for 10 minutes - but it gets easier.
You may will feel tired at times, don't fight it, just rest. It is important to make time for yourself and if you can, plan little treats with friends/family even if it is just a walk in a nice park!
You may have some bowels or bladder issues and will wonder if it is cancer related and the answer in most cases is NO but it is due to the chemoradiation and again it will get better.