Today I had my LAST treatment! I am officially
Fierce helped me ring the bell. Everyone gets a kick out of him because he claps his hands every time someone rings the bell. He gets so excited! Before I left, the staff gave me a card and a pin, the radiation technicians awarded me and Fierce certificates of achievement and the nurses and social worker spoiled Fierce with a whole bag of toys which included a super hero bear. One of the nurses bought him a whole pack of cars. Everyone was so sweet and blessed us beyond measure. As I left, I took a deep breath and blinked away a few tears and said a prayer for all of those people entering or still walking their own treatment journey.
Side effect-wise, I am already on the mend. My skin had begun to peel and look pretty angry and now it just looks like a bad tan…I can live with that 😉 I had a bit of neuropathy in my feet and now it is only in the very tips of my toes. My hair is coming back along with my eyebrows and eyelashes and that feels so good.
2016 was a year of blessing. There was a call for overcast weather, but God held my hand through every step. I want to thank each and every one of my family and friends for all of your continuous help. You were always there for me whenever I needed something and went above and beyond with meals, gifts, cards, encouragement and help with Fierce. AAAhhhh, I am tearing up as I write this. THANK YOU!!!!!!!
Best advice I can give to anyone going through something like this is to praise the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Happy Anniversary Wes! Thanks for being a wonderful husband. I am so grateful for the last 7 years together and am looking forward to the future. May God bless you and our family. I love you!