It has been a long ride, however this past Thursday was my last chemo treatment. I remain cancer free at this point, so the rest is gravy. The next steps are monthly blood tests at the Oncologist, and then I have a yearly colonoscopy, of which the next is scheduled for this December. According to the Dr, once my white blood cell count is where it needs to be, the surgery will be scheduled to remove the port that they have used for the chemo. I am really looking forward to that, as I have not been able to swim or do any type of repetitive motions like working out. That will be interesting once I can start that kind of stuff again, as I will be starting from scratch almost.
I want to thank every one of you, family, friends, and anyone that has stopped by. This has been a long ride for the past year, and has taken a serious drain on me both mentally and physically. I didn’t realize how much until I knew my chemo was over with last Thursday. For anyone military, the feeling is like coming down after a long deployment, finally able to relax again and let the mind begin to work on other issues, and letting your body begin to recuperate from the stresses placed on it. I don’t know if I would have held up as well as I did without your support, and knowing you all were there. Thank you.