Waiting for the other shoe to drop – “Waiting for a related announcement or event to occur after an initial announcement or situation. When waiting for the other shoe to drop, one expects a pending situation to occur that is dependent upon an initial event.”
Living with cancer is living between shoes.
After my first chemo regimen—six rounds in four months—I had three clear scans. I got a cancer survivor certificate from my oncologist, a party from my family, and the obligatory T shirt.
But cancer is one badass disease that doesn’t like to be taunted. A few months later the lymphoma returned, which meant more serious chemo and a bone marrow transplant. Not something to put on your bucket list.