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….