Having been in the maintenance phase of my treatment for about seven months now, I am starting to get quite impatient with the drawn-out, monotonous process of daily chemo pills and the inconvenient monthly clinic visits. You would think that after the initial intense phases of cancer treatment (induction and consolidation), years of maintenance therapy might not be necessary. However, the scientific side of me knows better, and study after study has shown that maintenance therapy drastically improves the outlook for the long term. So, with two years of maintenance left to go, I imagine staying loyal to my protocol and always taking all my medicine will become quite a challenge. I wish it were not so, but at times it just seems like enough already, and any additional treatment is only holding me back. Have any of you had similar feelings on the matter? And if so, how did you deal with it?