The end of Phase 1 – Hallelujah! Thank God, sobriety, Kathy, Jan, you, texts, emails, phone calls, cards, prayers, support through the “Go Fund Me” drive, the many Doctors, Nurses and Techs and myself for getting me this far! When Kathy woke me up this morning, I truly thought that I was going to die. I had another one of those headaches, my throat was sore from one side to the other and my ears ached. Soon after rising the headache was gone, a shower helped my ears and the Throat Coat Tea soothed my sore throat and I guess I earned some grace because there was no traffic on the way in. It was a beautiful morning that picked me up even further. Upon arrival at 9:30 our receptionist Casey was out sick which bummed me out a little but I was ready for the last one at 9:40! Hmmmmm, little did I know! Jan showed up at 9:50 and Kat at 9:55 but they came out and got me just before 10. Jenn was back from the holidays and it was reassuring that she was going to run my last treatment. That’s what I thought! After they got me strapped down Jenn realized that the tech before her had not correctly exited the sequence and the computer was frozen up. Not to sweat it, 10 minutes and a hard reboot got us underway. I got to give hugs to Jenn, Hana and Michaela on the way out, but they were to busy to come out for the celebration. Carlene was waiting for me at the desk, we picked up Jan and Kat and I had the privilege of ringing the “Chimes of Hope.” Here is the link for the video Ringing the Chimes of Hope It was so cool when everyone in the reception area applauded, but I wanted to applaud them for just being there.
I wish that I could tell you that I danced home, went to the shop and cleaned the house before Kathy drug her sexy self home, but alas I would be lying. I worked on my neck and went straight to bed for another 3 hours then sat on the couch until 6 when I got up, emptied the dishwasher and fixed my dinner. It was a let down in some respects. Yes I knew that there was going to be a period of healing, but I have done so well that I did not expect to feel this bad. I know, I have been subjected to 45 days of chemotherapy and radiation and that there is no reason to think that I would feel better today, but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t want to or that I am giving up. I ate 3 meals today, drank 2 electrolyte drinks, and had 2 ensures as well as sleeping and resting. I WILL feel better, I know it, sometimes I just have to have a “Pity Party” to put it behind me, and tomorrow is another day where I can sleep until I get up and see what the day brings – If God sees fit. I had a good day today – I woke up next to Kathy, I completed treatment, Jan, Kathy and I graduated – no we all graduated – and I was given a day of healing – God is Good!
LESSON OF THE DAY – Just because you graduate doesn’t mean the journey is over.