Thursday, May 13, 2010

I quit you, chemo!

But only because I'm done! Today was my last Chemo Thursday, and I am so relieved to be done. I can't even describe it.

Well, maybe I can. It's like someone opened a door and said, "Hey, you don't need to be stuck in this ugly room anymore. Come on out!"

I'm not quite done yet, I suppose. I have the little chemo pump until Saturday morning. Then I have the sickies to look forward to for a few days. And after that? My body can concentrate on getting rid of the chemo and then healing that ass wound.

My mind is very jumbled right now, I'm pretty emotional. Perhaps we can all chat more later. Until then, everyone who has been pulling for me and thinking positive thoughts for me, THANK YOU. I could not have done this by myself. And anyone who is going through this too, big hugs. It's not easy by any means, but you can do it. Sometimes you just have to put on your big girl (or guy) panties and get it done. And I did it.


  1. I am so happy for you, Sheri! Soon rhubabaritas.

  2. I remember all too well that last treatment. I thought I would be elated but I cried the whole weekend. You have been so damn focused on getting through the days and then BAM.......I felt overwhelmed and very scared. What would my "new life" be like? It is a "rebirth" in a sense and I felt like I got a "do over" but could I live up to all that meant. Does that make sense? All I can tell you is to take each day and celebrate getting stronger. It will take some time for the poison to leave your body. I am over a year out and still have lingering neuropathy and don't even get me started about the radiation after effects. All in all, life is damn good and I have 21 more days with my crazy, crazy sixth graders. Looking forward to the summer. Keep those big girl panties on and start LIVING LARGE!!!!
    (Debbie in sunny Florida)

  3. I am so happy for you! The next few days are gonna be hard at times, but you have made it so far and done so well. You are leaving the responsibilities of the job of cancer patient behind you and moving on to bigger and better things. The chickens need their visitation with Reese very soon.