Sunday, March 8, 2009

Great Week

I've had a great week since last Tuesday. Usually I feel pretty lousy right up to the second weekend following treatment, which gives me four or five good days before my next treatment. Fortunately, this time round I have felt relatively well since the Tuesday that followed my (Wed/Thurs/Fri) treatment.

So, on Tuesday March 3rd, I joined a friend (in the picture to the left) at the final home game of the season for the Syracuse University Men's Basketball team. Syracuse won and we had a absolute blast. I felt a little out of it in comparison to how I've felt that close to a treatment in weeks past, but not enough to hinder my excitement.

I went for a couple walks pushing Beau in his stroller this week and I imagine those really helped as well. Exercise is good during chemo - so I've been told - but I'm short of breath just from walking fast as a result of my treatment, so going for walks has been pretty low on my list of things to do.

I'll do my best to take a few more between now and my treatment this Wd/Thurs/Fri, as well as following the treatment. But either way, this upcoming treatment is scheduled to be my last. #12. This could be the last of it for good. I can barely get my head around it.


  1. I am chanting the mantra: Last chemo treatment ever, last chemo treatment ever... :-)

  2. I'm with Viv...EVERYONE NOW...Last chemo treatment ever....last chemo treatment ever!!!


  3. Whew! I was a little worried about you, not having seen a new message for a while. Glad you are having some fun and feeling OK. I, too, hope this will be the end. You have been so brave.

    Wendy in Minnesota (SU graduate, Go Orange! Go Bert!)

  4. YEAHHHH!!!! My last is next week!!! HAPPY SPRING TIME!!! Can you believe we're almost done? NOMO CHEMO!!! How will you celebrate? Lots of people who read my blog also read yours and are so taken by your powerful words. What an inspiration to so many. Glad to see you went and had some out of the ordinary fun!