Cathy will have her final chemotherapy treatment this Friday if everything goes as planned. She’s dreading the effects of the treatment, but she’s glad that it will soon be over.
At M. D. Anderson (at least in the Mays Clinic), they have a bell that everyone gets to ring after they’ve had their last chemo treatment. It might sound like a small thing, but it becomes a very important symbolic act to look forward to after enduring six months of chemo.
Aside from a trip to the emergency room the night before the concert, she’s been doing well. The tumors have shrunk away so that she can’t even tell that they’re there now, and she hasn’t had any serious complications. She’ll still have to have surgery to remove her lymph nodes and then six weeks of radiation. Please pray that she’ll stay hydrated and safe from infection through this last treatment.
In the meantime, Cathy has started taking classes again and is a full-time student at HCC. She drops me off every morning at work before going off to study and attend classes herself.