Note the date:

A very apropos bookend to my cancer deployment.

With a hopeful emphasis on END.


Lisa said...

That's when you have your last treatment? Awesome!

I've had a badge for Stand Up 2 Cancer for a few weeks now. I honestly hope the broadcast does some good. The government has cut back so much money for cancer research over the past five years that it's really sad.

Sugarmouth O'Riordan said...

Actually, I finished chemo a little over two weeks ago (still dealing with side effects, unfortch, but they're getting a little better).

Friday is my surgery date for the reversal of my ileostomy. Words cannot describe how much I've been looking forward to that day.

Actually, these words can: Since the second I woke up with it.

Hope you've since turned the chemo corner! :)

Lisa said...

Having had a fistula last year I can understand how you feel. I wanted to do cartwheels when I found out I was having the reversal done. I think dealing with the fistula was one of the hardest things I've ever had to endure.

I hope the reversal goes well. I will definitely keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Kelly and Joe said...

B - We are sending you extra thoughts and prayers this week, esp Friday! We look forward to hearing news of a succussful procedure and speedy recovery. Love, Kelly & Joe C.

Sugarmouth O'Riordan said...

Lisa--You had a fistula ON TOP of everything else? Sweet merciful crap, you are due for a BREAK, woman!

There was a point at which I was worried I might have had a fistula (due to the radiation) and that was one of the hardest and lowest points in this whole process.

Fortunately, it was just weirdness caused by the rad treatments, but the thought alone was horrifying. I can imagine how difficult it would be to deal with one.

Hi K&J--Thanks for checking in and thinking of me! I can definitely use all the positive vibes I can get. But be sure to save a few for ND football!! ;)