Finished. Over. Finito. Don't let the door hit 'ya where the good Lord split 'ya. Round 6 is now officially in the record books. And I have to say, not a day too soon as far as I'm concerned.
Now, I'm not done with chemo, mind you. In fact, I have a full year to go. Have I mentioned that wee little detail? But as far as I'm concerned I could do this next chemo with one IV tied behind my back! It's one little drug that takes 1/2 hour to go in, I get my hair, my eyelashes, my energy and my appetite back. Four things I dearly love and have missed. I will have bloody boogers, which can come in handy as cool party tricks. Other than chemo once every three weeks, blood draws twice in there and a Dr's appointment as well (hey, wait a minute, they tricked me... I'm not done AT ALL!) I'm home free.
I took in some LuLee's Lollies to *share with the class* on my big day. They were a hit. But what was hilarious was that there were two other ladies finishing up chemo today too. And we all brought treats. I swear there were people from other parts of the hospital hitting up our party. We had fruit pizza, chocolate chip cookies, pretzels with rolos and fruit and dip. It was a true graduation party. I hugged nurses, high fived other patients, was a pain in the butt to the new lady who was starting, I'm sure. But it felt good. I get to go in three more times this week (2 days for shots and one day for a lab draw) and three times next week, on my *off week*. Once for a CT scan, once for a Dr.'s appointment and finally for another lab draw. So now that I'm *finished*, I get to go more than most patients. Glamorous, right?!
Please save the date of Saturday, July 9th. Don't you worry, it's not just the people in the chemo room who get to party it up. YOU DO TOO! We are throwing an "I survived 6" post chemo party from 2-5 at the park in my neighborhood. And if you've ever read this blog, said a prayer, gave ten cents, gave a rip, sent a card, sent a gift, or are breathing and just want to come, then you are invited. There will be cake and goodies and a park for your kids to play in. I sincerely hope we pack the park out and run out of cake and goodies because so many of you come. We want to thank you for the involvement you've had in our lives through this. I'll do another specific post on the party but I wanted to give you a heads up.
After this, I hope I can get back to blogging about stuff that is lighter, funnier and more whimsical (because, Oh my, don't those three words describe me to a T? Ha!) than my journey through cancer. But hey, it is what it is, right?