November 18, 2009

two cycles = DONE!

finished treatment four on friday...and now one third of treatments are DONE. yay! the excitement of finishing each one is waning, though, so i keep trying to pick everything back up and push forward. a good attitude is easier when i don't feel sick...and the nausea is sticking around a little longer than i'd like it to these days.

what's up next? tomorrow i head to dana farber in boston for a second opinion from a lymphoma expert. she'll weigh in on everything, and throw in her two cents on where we go from here with treatment. then, next week i have a scan to see how much progress there's been since starting treatment. send positive thoughts, this scan determines a lot for the next few months. then, a little break for thanksgiving, and back to knock cycle three out of the way.

this is the part where i have to really test my own strength. i did so many relay for life events in college, and i remember reflecting each time on the analogy of the event to those cancer...walking all night without rest.... of course the walk is a little different these days, but i try to keep going, and i know in just a little bit, if life with cancer really is like relay for life, there will be a second wave of energy to keep me up for the next few laps. i might even do the next one backwards, just for fun.


  1. Congrats on finishing 4 treatments, YAY! Keep that chin up - your attitude is amazing...cancer ain't got nuttin' on you! Sending huge hugs and positive thoughts your way!

  2. Grace,

    Congrats on being 1/3 done! Woo hoo! And the news about your scan sounds GREAT. I wouldn't worry about that, but I know you will anyway. Keep your chin up. ABVD is clearly working, and you are probably one treatment away from knocking out the big, bad beast. I'm cheering for you!

    Julie (aka beightler68 on WebMagic)