Saturday, September 30, 2006

End in sight

I'm down to my last week of treatment. The last week of this 6-plus month journey is here. I've finished the main radiation treatment, and next Monday through Friday I'll have the "boost"--a beam more narrowly focused along my lumpectomy scar. I've developed some redness, though it's very mild, and fortunately next week's treatments will avoid the red areas. Hopefully I'll get out of this round of treatment with minimal scathing.

And as of Friday, October 6 at 11am--I will officially be Done With Treatment. I can move my magnet from the "cancer patient" column to "cancer survivor." I can hardly tell you how exciting that is. Noah and I will be taking the day to celebrate--meals with disregard to diet, blatant ignoring of work, and whatever fun activity we can muster.

And at 9pm--yes, perhaps I have odd priorities in my life--we'll get to see the 2-hour season premiere of Battlestar Galactica, my favorite favorite show. It went on summer hiatus back in March, around the time of my surgery, and I have been looking forward since then to this premiere--partly because I love the show, but partly because I expected all along that treatments would end about then. The confluence is gratifying.

Hair updates soon, I promise! And the diet is still going great--I'm almost 20 lbs down now.


Upstater said...

Jen congratulations on getting to the end of treatment. You are one brave gal and thank you for sharing your experience with everyone.

I am a Battlestar Gallactica person too and have been looking forward to it's premiere so will be watching here on the East coast.

So happy that you have lost the weight you need to lose, that your attitude is so doggone positive and that you have one really supportive husband in Noah. WTG NOAH!!!!!!!

You are one strong lady and don't forget that ever!!!!!!

Love to you both


Anonymous said...

I can't tell you just how blatantly I'll be ignoring work, but I have years of practice, so it should be pretty blatantly.

Anonymous said...

I think this blatant disregard of work and diet should be a whole support group activity so I'll join in the celebration. Battlestar Galactica here I come. Cancer survivor - what a wonderful sound that has!

Heidi and Sarah Face The Day said...

Woo hoo! The end is near! How very exciting. IAVVVVVVVVVVVVVVPOFY! And VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVHFYT!!!! You are a star! Lots of love from your Belgian supporters at Face The Day and beyond... -S

Anonymous said...

go for it!