Friday, April 25, 2014

Radiation: DONE!

My 6 week/ 30 sessions of radiation is: DONE! Yay! Zev and I rang the completion bell together: he's been my biggest cheerleader in this cancer journey and having my mum here to help with EVERYTHING including washing clothes, cleaning the house and bathrooms, playing with Zachary while I nap in the afternoons. 
Zev and I really couldn't have done this without you, mum. We are so very grateful for all your help and love and can't wait until Howard gets here so we can explore some fun sights and sounds! 

So, my wonderful radiation oncologist had all the staff wear grey and link in honor of my last day of radiation today! My darling friend Darla made this awesome grey (in honor of brain cancer) and pink (in honor of my favorite color!) tutu, which I wore today! The radiation therapists and the music therapist and the massage therapist and Zev all wore a pink tutu too (I just love the word "tutu", don't you?!) Such a fun way to celebrate the end of my radiation. I know that I've got a years worth of a different, more "toxic" chemotherapy regime to "look forward to" but for today, I am celebrating being alive; I am telling Zachary how much I love him, telling Zev and my mum and my friends how much I love them and also putting on a different "battle armor set" to prepare me for the longer chemo battle. My prayer is that I will be alive long enough for Zachary to remember his mama fondly and to watch him graduate from college! Statistics are for suckers and I pray that I will beat the odds. 

So, thank you for all your prayers and PLEASE: SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT BRAIN CANCER!! I am in the process of having some tshirts made up, to directly benefit my neurosurgeon, Dr. Q's research lab at Johns Hopkins university. I have personally met his research assistants, who are these young, brilliant, motivated doctors and research scientists who are all keen to FIND the CURE for brain cancer! I do believe that a cure will be found for brain cancer in my lifetime (if I have to keep having awake brain surgeries then so be it!)

So, more on the tshirts to follow! May is "Wear gray in May" in support of brain cancer awareness! 

Enjoy these pics from today and God bless :-)


Carrie and Andrew Rogers said...

Rock on Girl!
You can kick it!
There are so many great places that are working hard to find the cure.

From The Rogers' Family in NC

Lindsey said...

You look sooooo cute in that tutu and yes, I love that word!

Praying for you! Can't wait to order a tshirt so I can wear gray in may!

DianeTaylor said...

You look adorable in pink - still praying for you!!! WOOHOO done with radiation, ringing that bell must have felt amazing.

HUGS and prayers from Diane in Baltimore MD

Leslie said...

So exciting! And so proud of you sweet friend! You are amazing!!!!

millicent dixon said...

That is what love looks like! You and Zev are strong couple! Many prayers coming your way. :)Mylli