Chemo is Over! Time to Celebrate!

HI All! I just completed my last Chemo treatment, woohoo!!!! I am so happy to have this part of my healing done! Yes, I have to deal with the side effects still but it’s all good, I got this! Right now I’m feeling like a truck hit me once more, but I know that in a few days I will be up and running again. It’s amazing how resilient our bodies are!

These last three weeks I have really been focusing my thoughts away from all of the scary things about disease and what makes us sick and instead focusing on what makes us healthy and I must say it has been fantastic! In my last post I mentioned how I have been practicing listening to my body and what it needs and in so doing I have really seen cool things happening. I find myself enjoying food again and not fearing it, appreciating a nap if I need one and if I’m feeling crappy I admit it and deal with it and move on! I’m acknowledging the needs my body shares with me in order to thrive and live life fully and it is making a difference.

Which brings me to where I am now. Chemotherapy is over. My body went through some harsh stuff but pulled through and is stronger than ever and now I move on to the next step in my healing, which is surgery. I just had a Bone Scan, MRI & Mammogram to see the status of the tumors and I'm headed to see my surgeon to determine what’s next. Which brings me to all of you who participated in my survey. Many thanks and I appreciate all of the comments. I love to hear about others journeys and it really has helped me to feel more informed regarding the decisions I will be making about surgery and radiation.  So here are the current results:

Tash's Survey Results

I would like to share some of our celebrating moments with you all from my very last chemo, but before I do that I want to share this video of chemo #5 with you. We documented it to show what it’s all about, and especially to share the fact that it isn’t as awful as portrayed. Not everyone reacts to chemo the same way, some get sicker than others, a lot depends on your health going in and even more depends on your attitude about it all. But, I wanted you to see what my particular experience was like.

Now I have to share with you all my last chemo, celebrated with champagne and cake! I DID IT!! 

 We were the last ones there that day so the whole staff was able to celebrate with us. We all had a great time! We had some champagne left over so Kevin was trying to figure out a way to close it up so we could take it with us. Pretty creative huh? That's a plastic glove!

We were the last ones there that day so the whole staff was able to celebrate with us. We all had a great time! We had some champagne left over so Kevin was trying to figure out a way to close it up so we could take it with us. Pretty creative huh? That's a plastic glove!

Celebrating my last chemo!

I will be sharing the results of my tests and what kind of surgery I will be having with you soon. Many thanks once again for all of your support! Please share my blog with anyone you think it may benefit and my contact info with anyone who may have questions or may be needing some support.  

Love you all!

~Tash

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