Wednesday, March 26, 2008
rads, day 33: the end
welcome to the party! please do turn up the speakers on your computer and dance with abandon to my celebration song. nina simone, my high priestess, sings her amazing, soulful version of "feeling good" and that about sums it up, friends.
i am feeling so good today. such a weight lifted.
this rush of happiness comes because today, rads are finished. i made it to the end, all 33 treatments. nearly eight weeks of morning trips to the hospital on the hill. holy crap, am i ever thankful to be done with this treatment!
it's also been 33 times of being greeted with a smile by ramone and eric, my radiation techs and a cheery goodmorning by mo, the amazing receptionist. and 33 views of mt. hood from the 9th floor skywalk, as i made my way from underground parking to 4C radiation. those little bits of sweetness helped get me through.
and so did you all. my wonderful, loving circle of friends and family. you've been checking in here faithfully, leaving supportive comments, offering your resources from the heart and cheering me on each step of the way. even when i was really depressed and cranky there for a while. i cannot thank you all enough for hanging in there and holding this ring of support around me.
i'm weepy. talk amongst yourselves.