Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I am a chemo graduate!!!!

I AM DONE!!!!!!!! DONE, DONE,DONE!!!!!!!
I can't even tell you exactly how I feel right now. It hit me when I was walking in the parking lot to my car and then I started crying. I made it! With all the setbacks and delays I made it through the treatments. I am extremely happy, not happy, ecstatic that I am done. I told the nurse today that I should be drinking champagne during my treatment. It was a roller coaster of a ride that's all I can say. I dreaded chemo from the time I knew I had to have it.

What is next for me? I meet with my plastic surgeon in a few weeks to discuss surgery and we will go from there. I have in my own mind what I would like to do, so I need to see if we are on the same page as far as how soon I can have surgery.
I would like to have my expander surgery as soon as possible, before we go to Arizona. I have another vacation planned in June (and that is another post in itself) and I would like to be almost done or done with expansion by then. That again will depend on my white count as to when we can go ahead with surgery.

I am holding off on popping the champagne cork at this time and will have to settle for an anti-nausea pill and a bottle of water! But maybe next week, I will be toasting to myself that I made it this far and the climb is all uphill at this point.


Sara said...


Samantha said...

THAT'S GREAT! I am SO happy for you!

(So, let me introduce myself... My name is Sam and I found your blog when I was looking for a blog by someone who has done the Avon Walk since I am doing it as well. I have been a lurker for a little while but thought that I should comment today because I feel so happy for you!)

Sherlock Homes said...

Yippeeeee! Congratulations Gail! I am sure it will now be easier to focus on the future the Lord has planned for you...

I just had my second reconstructive surgery with perm implants last Friday and have my post-op visit feels wonderful to have gotten to this point :-)

sharon said...


I thought about you all day, waiting for your post. Congrats on the graduation. I am so happy for you. I will provide you a bottle of champagne when you are up to it. Keep smiling, you deserve to smile. I hope you will be able to enjoy the great weather coming up.

Cathy said...


Love you!