12 weeks of chemo done! Woohoo!! One round down… Who knows how many more to go…
The Neupogen shot (pain in the ass that it was) helped boost my blood count to 3,700. Way above the minimum needed to get my last chemo today. Although I’m sure my increased vigilance about eating better, getting back to more regular meditation & visualization, and de-stressing helped too.
So now I’ve got my mammogram, bone scan, and PET scan scheduled for early next week. Then we review results on April 12th.
Then we talk about what’s next.
So how am I feeling??? Exhausted and groggy… But happy too. Relieved that step one is done. And excited about my upcoming vacation time in Toronto. But also not really into celebrating much – seeing as this is just the first of an infinite number of chemo rounds that are my new life as a metastatic breast cancer patient.
Of course I must take a moment to thank all the people that are helping me fight through this… From my amazing aunties… To my best friend (and Miss M’s godmother) Auntie ‘Cole… My dad… My hubby and Miss M… The whole Graceful Woman Warrior committee in Massachusetts that organized the most heartfelt and kick-ass benefit party ever… My preschool mommies & the whole Overfield community… Miss M’s teachers Miss Jennifer & Miss Tasha… All the friendly folks and mommies on Bowen Island… My Toronto crew… The friendly and caring people who sent me scarves, supplements, books, gift cards, and encouraging notes… The thousands of strangers from around the world who keep praying for me… And everyone who has donated to the fund to help me pay for reality…
THANK YOU!!!!! GRACIAS! OBRIGADA! MERCI!!
Together – we did it. And with your support and love I will continue to fight. And continue to kick some serious cancer ass!
Peace. – T