Great to hear things are going good for you so far! I think it sounds like you have an excellent attitude to not let this beat you. To me, that plays a HUGE part in a successful outcome!
Stay vigilant and positive. Prayers your way!
When you are first told you have the big C...like getting hit in the face with a brick, of course, understandably you immediately think the worst.
As it sinks in and you reach a course of treatment (even surgery) with your docs.....positive goals, both short and long term become essential. Waking up daily with a focus on your treatments, hobby, job, family, sport, gym... whatever...important.
A negative, defeatist, "woe is me" attitude won't allow you a leg up. You can't allow yourself to fall into that abyss.
Early on...discussing the use of narcotic pain killers (I was forced to be on them for a time) I explained to my Oncologist:
I want to ride my bikes
I can't ride while I'm taking these pills
I want to ride MORE than I want to take pills.
Mildly "hooked", I kicked them voluntarily as soon as pain decreased. She (the Oncologist) wasn't even aware I was stopping! Another medical goal reached.
She was impressed, said she had faith in me because of my intense urge to attain my riding goal. And with 2 Ducati's....who WOULDN'T possess that goal ?
All my various Docs were very supportive of my "riding by spring" outlook, medical failure was never ever entertained.
Yup, gotta remain positive, beginning to end.
Thanks, boys, for most kind words.