I am DONE!
We had a celebration at the Proton Center today. It is sort of traditional that you bring food on your last day. And, thanks to much help from my mom, we brought trays of food to celebrate with the staff and other patients. Don, my parents and all the Ms were there to be a part of the festivities, too.
Laying on the table for the last time was EXTREMELY difficult. It is really important that I hold still so the protons hit the right spot, but I was so excited I could hardly contain myself!
I think I was more excited today than when I graduated from high school or college!
And then there was the GONG:
So, for now, I am done. I haven't figured out if I am a "survivor" yet or if I am in remission or what I call myself exactly.
It will be months before we know, for sure, that all the chemo and radiation did its job. (Although I believe it has.) I will have a PET scan on March 3 and another one some time at the end of April. Those scans will give us definitive proof that the cancer is gone. And then I still have my "maintenance" doses of Rituxin in June and December (once a week for four weeks) for the next two years.
Keep checking in on me. I will keep you posted on my recovery and other things, big and small.
Fountain of Joy
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