There’s something nostalgic about going back to the cancer center. Some people probably run and never turn back. That isn’t me. I think God has sort of carved out a little niche for me with cancer and I think I need to be ok with that.
Last week, when Jeremy was home and could watch the kids I went back to the chemo room in hopes of locating some ladies who always had herceptin infusions on the same day as me. The difference for them was that they were on herceptin for life because they were metestatic, whereas I was only on it for a year. And last December, my oncologist decided I was done. That was that. I never went back to the chemo room. So I wanted to go back and say hi to Kim and Ardeth. Unfortunately, they had changed the days they get infusions. I know….I worried you when I said “unfortunately,” didn’t I. I was worried a bit too. I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to go back a year later to check on someone who is having chemo for life. But I did it anyway, in hopes they were still doing well. I did find out they ARE doing well. But I also got to see two special people who I hadn’t seen in a while as well. The massage therapist, Karen, who always gave me foot massages (sometimes 2) when I was getting infusions and my favorite nurse Stephanie. I could tell they were really happy to see me. They oohed and aahed about my hair and how great I looked and it felt really good. I bet it feels really good to see someone come back recovered after cancer.
So then today I had my 6 month appointment. Which went fabulous. I am doing great. Not one itty bitty concern. I’m so thankful.
So I had a good talk with my oncologist about helping out at the cancer center, and I was excited because she seemed really positive about it. So I’m hoping to dig in to that a bit more.
And my dear friend Kim, who does web design, has agreed to help me improve on my little wordpress blog. So I’ll be excited to see that evolve in to a little bit more of a resource for young women going through cancer with a spiritual emphasis. So watch out for her artistic touch! She’s very good at what she does!