Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I'm free!!

This morning I went in to get the chemo pump disconnected. That's right, no more chemo pump! (well, for at least a month) The nurse was so funny. She asked me if I was going to go out drinking tonight. I laughed and said I wasn't sure. Then she asked how long I'd been on the pump and I told her 8 weeks. She goes, "Oh my god, I don't know anyone who has had the pump for THAT long! You better have a drink tonight to celebrate!" Hilarious, coming from a nurse.

So no more showering with the pump or sleeping with the pump or catching the tubing on things (like the vacuum cleaner...).

I cried after I left the cancer center. It was a hard thing that I did, radiation and chemo. I'm relieved it's over, but apprehensive that this isn't the end. It's not even close to the end, really. Sometimes I didn't know if I could do it, and I've had people tell me they couldn't get through it, that they couldn't handle it. I admire people fighting cancer, because we know you just have to get through it, you just have to handle it. What's your other option? Dying? Fuck that. I'm not going away that easily. So you take the hard path.

Anyway, today is a happy day. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I know I have a lot to be thankful for. I hope everyone has an awesome time with family and friends. I will be drinking the wine. All of it. Hahahahahahahahaha.


  1. Yea No more pump!!!!! We will have plenty of wine for you tomorrow. Can't wait to celebrate!!


  2. Julie said... Wish we could be there to celebrate with you!!! You have come a long way, and don't underestimate how strong you are. God has been there for you!! HE will keep being there for you!!! Love you daughter, with all my heart! I also have a lot to be thankful for!!!

    Love Mom

  3. I will think of you and a toast will be sent your way from MI as we enjoy our wine tomorrow!

    :) Lindsey

  4. Sheri, I am so proud of you! I have to admit I became very emotional as I read your Journal today. As I wrote to you yesterday, you've got 'guts'. You have a strong inner will and in this situation that is a good thing. I had a glass of wine to toast to you this evening. If I were there I would give you one giant hug. God bless and keep you.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    Love, hugs and prayers,
    Adeline in Canada