Today has been a very good day in more ways than one.
First, I just read a post from Ann on her blog "Breast Cancer? But Doctor I Hate Pink." She's home from the hospital for now and still fighting her infection. But she sounds strong in her post and I have a very good feeling that she is going to fully recover. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Ann.
And my thanks to everyone who left a comment on my last post about being worried about Ann. She obviously touches a lot of our lives through her blog.
My big news is that I finished my six rounds of chemo today! WOO HOO! My husband got me a sweet card that had a penguin jumping in the air on the front and shouting "Woo Hoo!" He knows me so well... After 23 years, he should - hehe!
Here are a couple of pictures for your viewing pleasure. I had to take one with my Boston Red Sox cap on. I am hoping that 2012 will be a better year for our team and for me.
Here is a picture of my nurse hooking me up to my first chemo drug. She has to wear a HAZMAT outfit when she handles the chemo -- that's how nasty the stuff is.
Happy, happy, joy, joy, joy!
I just hope and pray that I don't ever have to go through this again. For now, I am focusing on the positive - chemo is OVER!
And being the planner that I am, I am focusing on next steps. I will be meeting with the radiation oncologist sometime this month to get set up for radiation treatments. Then I will start radiation after the holidays. I am hoping to be done with them by the end of February.
I will need to wait six weeks before I can have a hysterectomy. I will need a full hysterectomy because I also have a large uterine fibroid that is benign but needs to be removed. So it will all come out sometime after radiation. With any luck, I am hoping to have my surgery in April and be fully recovered by early June - one year from my diagnosis.
Thanks for stopping by to read my blog. I'm off to celebrate with a nice big glass of water.