Final Chemo!

Today was our final day of chemo.   This isn’t the end of this crazy, stressful, life changing ride..but it’s definitely a milestone that we have had on our calendars for a very long time.

Here are the last drops from the IV:

The end of chemo brings a whole new set of challenges to tackle – but for now, I just feel an enormous sense of relief.  We head for Hawaii on Friday and I feel like we’ve never needed a vacation any more than we need this one.  For me, the last few months have been a crazy ball of stress, sleeping on hospital floors, trips to the ER, juggling schedules with work and (barely) keeping myself from going insane.  And I definitely had the much, much easier road compare with our irrepressible patient.

Anyway, I think that I’ll be spending a lot of our upcoming trip in a state similar to the one Andrea spent today in:



Weirdly, our last chemo day is bittersweet.  Dr. Smith and his team have really become a part of our family over the past few months, and it’s just a little sad to think that we’ll see them less often now.  But I think we’re ready to move on to the next stage of our lives.

As we leave chemo behind, here are a few photos of our goodbyes….

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These benchmarks are truly remarkable in that they signify life changing events. Enjoy your trip, listen to the surf, feel the breezes, keep the balls in the short grass, take more time to enjoy each other, and let the stress go away by itself. Love you guys!
P.S. Don’t watch the news!!!

Andrea and Paul, thank God for people like Dr. Smith and all his team.
Suzie and I have you both in our thoughts as you take on the challenge that has entered your lives! Enjoy things day by day! Chuck & Suzie Burdette

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