I DON'T QUIT WHEN I GET TIRED - -- I QUIT WHEN I GET DONE!
(I saw this on a ladies sweatshirt yesterday and thought it was inspiring)
Hey, everybody, it was a WINNER WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER kind of a day on Wednesday.. The last chemo is done. I tried using the frozen Diet Pepsi cubes, but ended up going in a different direction. Namely, Butter Pecan Haagen-Dazs ice cream! It worked like a charm, so worrying about getting sick was just a waste of time. All the while I was getting the special push, I was eating ice cream and the in-house masseuse was giving me a leg massage, so all that helped me keep my mind off what was going on. When I think about it, I realize that I DO drink cold drinks, but don't use ice. I guess it is a textural thing that bugs me (like Alec,who hates to wear a shirt - especially one with a tag at the neck, and he always takes off his shoes and socks as soon as he gets home. He even was doing that at school until they let him wear slippers for a while. I don't know whether they segued back into his regular shoes yet, or not. And Jenne buys him tagless shirts or just cuts them out.)
Right after I got done WITH MY LAST CHEMO TREAMENT, the techs brought out a cow bell and everyone gathered around while I rang the beejeebers out of that bell. It was kinda an emotional moment. I will still have to have the reconstructive surgery in a few weeks, and there is still 14 sessions (every three weeks) of Herceptin infusion, each of which lasts 90 minutes. When that is all done, I will have to have the Power Port surgically removed. Then, hopefully I will done for the most part.
I was so glad Jenna did a piece on our blog. Sometimes her writing gives her away and I find out some things that she is thinking that she just doesn't say outloud. Everyone, please listen to her advice about getting your legal matters under control while you are still young enough to handle this crap. Her advice to us several years ago made our affairs much simpler, and I can't say enough about the way Dad's affairs are going. He really had his stuff lined up well, so it eliminates a lot of headaches. Thankfully, all of us kids are on the same page as far as what is before us, which is going to make it so simpler.
I have to run into the Ghosh Center in a little bit and get my day-after shot, and then I think I will take a quick trip up neice Tina's drive-way and ring the cow bell that I have. She was the one who told me about that ritual and I said I would share it with her.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL