Written Feb 24, 2012 11:10pm
I am recovering well from surgery. I went to Huntsman today for my Herceptin and Zometa. A friend of mine who is a patient there is struggling with his chemo. He is dying, but is trying to prolong his life a few months longer. His last chemo regimin was taking his hearing, and so he tried a new chemo drug today and was so sick and vomiting in the infusion room. I always hate it when I see someone really struggling with their chemo. Some people get so sick from it. I feel so grateful to be done with chemo, and feel so sad for this friend and his wife.
I am doing really well right now and look forward to being able to run in about 5 weeks. I was told today that I have a “healthy glow”. I was so happy to realize how healthy I feel right now that I almost started to cry!
I have been writing a lot of my experiences from this past year, and am going to continue to write all I can while it is still fresh in my mind. I have learned so much from these experiences. It has been kind of emotional for me to write about all of this though, but I feel like it’s something I need to do before I will feel like I can really move on from all of this.
It really is so strange and wonderful to be done with major treatment. I will continue to update occasionally, especially when I get PET scans, which will be about every 3 months for a while.