Since beginning this journey in mid-July, I have had approximately:
1 PET scan
1 port placement surgery
1 chest X-Ray
6 chemotherapy treatments
6 hydration treatments
14 blood draws
20 doctor’s visits
I can’t pretend that this has not been a challenging 6 months. I have learned a lot about myself, about cancer and about the world around me. I have laughed hard, cried a lot and loved like crazy over these months.
When this journey first began, the end of 2015 felt so far away. I wondered how the time would pass and how quickly. I wondered if I was strong enough to see the end of the treatments. I questioned my own abilities.
Now that the end of the year has arrived, I have a new sense of peace. I know that there is still a long road ahead of me but this phase of the journey has come to an end. I will start 2016 with the chemo treatments behind me and that, my friends, is priceless.
Here’s to a fabulous new year!