Today I started treatment again after my two week hiatus. It
was a long day at the hospital but I had a good reward. I got the go ahead from
my APRN to go into the loft. If you know me, you know how much I love to shop. I
haven’t been into a store since November. Of course my bank account was
thanking me, but the stores were sure missing me. I think the mall played “hallelujah”
when I walked through the doors J
Of course I made some nice purchases, with everything being conveniently on
sale. So now I’ve had my fix for a little while. It was nice to get out; it
felt like a typical mother daughter outing (which was much needed).
Well I am off to bed. I will have a busy weekend ahead of
me. Plenty of schoolwork and treatment have my name written all over it.
Today I graduated from radiation! I completed my 8
treatments and rang the gong. I had talked about ringing the gong all weekend
(who wouldn’t be excited J).
Come to find out there is a significance to the gong. The banging of the gong
symbolizes the restoration of balance,
harmony and life energy (http://www.mdanderson.org). It was a very exciting
moment. It is another step in my journey. While I continue to take it one step
@ a time it is nice to take time to recognize the milestones.
Today was day 29 of consolidation. I now have two weeks off
from treatment. This hiatus is specifically designed to let my labs recover. My
labs are definitely not pretty right now (I know, I know I asked for this). Today
was a very long day much thanks to Epic go-live. All my Yale friends know
exactly what I am talking about. While long, it is over now and I am home on
the couch watching tv. I am planning on doing some schoolwork and relaxing this
weekend. It was a busy week going to radiation every day, but Monday is my last
day of radiation! I am very excited J
It is going to be a big day! Another milestone in this ALL journey.
Today I watched a You Tube video of a recent flash mob
performed at Union Station in New Haven, CT. It is definitely inspirational. Being
closer to free is something I am sure every cancer patient seeks. While being
in remission is exciting, there is still many days of treatment left. I will
continue to take it one step @ a time till I am closer to free. See the link
below to watch the video.