Friday, April 10, 2009

I'm done!

DONE.

SO I'm looking for the big eraser that gets rid of all the pain and anguish of the last 9 months. I can't find it. But it feels like it might be somewhere nearby.

I finished radiation today and as promised, I left that place with the biggest grin on my face instead of the tears and nerves my doctor expected. You cannot measure the relief I feel, the incredible sense of wow! that I have finished all the stinking, awful treatment that was listed on my "Get Rid of Sharon's Cancer" checklist.

I've still got Tamoxifen to take but hell, I can pop a pill. I get to be Doc visit free except for a skin checkup on Thursday. I'm healing like nobody's business here. Nice smooth skin under the blistering. I've even graduated back to Aquaphor in some spots. I was absolutely bound and determined to finish this before Easter and I have. I made it by 2 days.

I don't have any plans to recover lickity split. That's not gonna happen. I'm still exhausted, still have residual chemo pain in my hips and back. I have itty bitty eyelashes and my eyebrows are choppy but there. My tongue still feels funky and my taste buds aren't back. My brain is still like swiss cheese. And my head still gets away from the rest of me with grand plans for keeping busy and getting things done.

I'm SO ready to move away from this.

I got my daffodils from Vickie's yard today with help from Poppa and Jackie. Thanks Vickie!! My celebration daffodils :)

6 comments:

Renee said...

I am so glad with you that treatment has ended !!!!!

Isn't that big grin the darndest thing? I cried, but grinned like I was on wacky-tobaccy.

Happy Easter!!!!

Renee

Anonymous said...

Good morning sweetheart! We are so happy that this nightmare is behind you. We hope that the future will bring you nothing but daffodils. We love you so much and send big hugs and kisses.

Mom & Dad.

Sue in Italia/In the Land Of Cancer said...

Congratulations on finishing radiation!!! I will be there in ten
days myself and I know how glad I'll be. People talk about the letdown some people feel when they aren't actively fighting cancer anymore but I can't imagine that. I will be so relieved that my body doesn't need to take more abuse even though some of the side effects remain. Go out and enjoy all the flowers!
Love Sue

Holly said...

Congratulations Sharon - what a great milestone to reach...healing is on it's way....love and hugs to you...

-Holly

Kathy said...

I'm so happy for you - congratulations! Happy Easter!
Love,
Kathy

Classicoyote said...

Sharon, I was so glad when Steffie told me you had finished your treatment. I am very happy for you. NOW, get those stuffed pugs back out and make sure Bill sees them. Mother's Day is around the corner and I think that little Pug puppy you wanted would be the perfect little gift.

Hope you had a Happy Easter!
Julie