Today was my next to last round of chemo – FOREVER! I don’t think I can properly convey how good this feels. My mind is jumping ahead to all the next steps because I want to know the exact plan. When will my mediport come out? When can I do the mapping and tattoos for my radiation? What’s the date of my first zap? Will I get 28 or 33 rounds of rads? After my last chemo, when will I see my oncologist again?
Speaking of my last chemo…wait, I have to say that again because it sounds so good. Speaking of my last chemo, it is not going to be on Thursday the 10th like I thought. Since I have seen the Nurse Practioner the last two rounds, my oncologist needs to see me for the last one. But there were no openings for her on the 10th, so I got pushed to the 11th. I was a little disappointed because it puts it off an extra day, but then I realized: it’s on 11/11/11. I’m taking it as a sign of great luck. Maybe it means I’ll never have to deal with this cancer BS ever again. Maybe it means that my hair will grow back fast and not all crazy curly and be even better than it was before.
And the craziest part? My appointment is at 11 am that day!
The other thing I have been thinking about is how grateful I am for everyone in my life. Man, I have so many thank yous to get out there to them. I have received nothing but love and support from my family and friends. My husband has been absolutely amazing; my rock. My parents are the absolute best. When this stuff all started, they came to all my appointments with me as we tried to wrap our heads around the diagnosis and what my treatments options were. Almost every single day, I have a card in the mail from someone in my family or from a sweet friend. My Dad’s side of the family pooled together money to help defray the cost of my real hair wig (I can’t even begin to express my gratitude and appreciation for that!). My aunts have sent food down with my Mom when she stays at our house for every chemo. My Mom cooks so much good stuff for us when she stays with us. I have received so many thoughtful gifts and encouraging words in my Inbox and on Facebook. I am so humbled by everyone’s generosity. And I can’t forget the new wonderful friends I have made who have faced this same beast and have helped me so much in getting through this. You know who you are: M, N, A, L & T. I am so glad to have met you and have you in my life.
I am only allowed to have two people with me during my treatments and I have had two kind souls with me each and every time. It’s been a combo of my Mom, my Dad, my hubs, my bestie Lesley, and even our friend Ally joined me for one of them. Amazing. Thank you so much, I love you all.
T-minus 15 days to my very last chemo. And then on to bigger and better things.