Asterisks aside, no one on my medical team seems disappointed by the PET results. In the eyes of many, I am in remission. I will learn to accept this as good news. I'll continue to believe that I'm on the cusp of complete remission.
An apology indicates some element of remorse, and it provides a potential resolution to a stalemate situation so that a relationship can move on. But if this is true, why do they so often feel like a burden?