This morning was my 33rd and final radiation treatment!
When I arrived for my final treatment this morning I was surprised by my great friend, Jessica, and her beautiful daughter, Juliette. They drove all the way up from the beach to support me on this important and special day. Jessica brought me a pink boa and a tiara to wear in celebration.
She also brought me a pretty butterfly balloon, a gorgeous flower plant, and a beautiful crystal to help me make rainbows every day (because on the night before my last chemo there was a rainstorm and a HUGE rainbow here in town which I took as my sign that God was speaking to me and telling me everything is going to be OK). There was also the most touching card which I read when I got home and it made me cry like a baby. Thank you, Jessica!
I think I might have to wear the boa and tiara everywhere I go today. :)
So it's official - all of my major cancer treatments are completed! Bilateral mastectomy - done (6/12/09). Chemo - done (7/14-12/15, 2009). Clear PET/CT scan - got it (2/1/10)! Radiation - done (2/3-3/19, 2010). Everything I do now is the icing on my treatment "cake" - finishing up reconstruction, get a hysterectomy, and get zometa to protect my bones. Life is amazing. God is my hero.
I have the most amazing caregivers, family, friends and blog followers too :). Thank you all so very much for cheering me on, cheering me up, praying for me, and everything else you've done for me through this incredible journey. It has been such a wild ride.
It's hard to believe that the big stuff is done but I'm thrilled that it is. It's exciting and scary too but I'm going to dwell on the exciting. I have big plans for paying forward all the love and support and wisdom that I've been blessed with. I hope you'll stay tuned in while I continue to take steps to protect my body and share my learnings and musings with everyone. In fact, I'm going to need your input on some of the exciting projects I'll be working on to help raise awareness and help others get through their breast cancer journeys. So, please, stick around and see what I'll be up to because you're an important part of this journey too.
Always remember to live, laugh, love, and continuously learn. Follow your dreams and your heart. Honor yourself and your loved ones. Recognize the divine source that makes it all possible and celebrate, celebrate, celebrate life.