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Celebrating the end of my chemotherapy


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This week was great cause for celebration among my family and friends as I finally finished the last of my 18 chemotherapy treatments. Getting to this point was not easy. The long and winding road leading to the finish line is riddled with pot holes, and I hit every one. It began with my severe allergic reaction to one of the chemo drugs, then came the “mother of all skin rashes,” toe nails that jumped overboard to save themselves, neuropathy that took control of my feet, and finally, low hemoglobin levels that necessitated I have two transfusions. Despite it all, I am still standing and awaiting the final verdict on my current medical status. A follow-up CT scan in the next two weeks will hopefully reveal that the cancer was successfully targeted by the chemo, leading to a period of remission.

Celebrating the smaller victories we experience while making our way to the finish line encourages us to keep going forwards, appreciate all that we have already accomplished, and welcome the opportunity to finish the work that remains to be done.

The question going forward is how will I fill my Monday mornings if I am no longer resting in a recliner watching toxic chemicals drip into my body to cure me. I guess time will tell.

4 comments on “Celebrating the end of my chemotherapy

  1. God bless and heal you. I did chemo last year and at first missed my Thursdays in the chair! So I went and got dbs 🙂

  2. Barbara Davis
    May 7, 2016

    Indeed a celebration of you and your love of life and how much you mean to so many people. Thank you for continuing to share your journey with us.

  3. Angela Robb
    May 9, 2016

    We are so happy for you, Sheryl! Celebrate and dance! Hoping and sending healing thoughts that your sacrifices lead to remission!!! You are an inspiration 🙂

  4. Laura DeLuca
    May 14, 2016

    Sheryl, God Bless You. You are such an inspiration to everyone who reads your
    blog. May your cancer be in remission so you can continue all your good work.
    Laura DeLuca

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