Immediately after my diagnosis in March, my doctors told me I was going to run the gauntlet of All Of The Cancer Big Guns.
Because of my young age, the size and nature of the cancer, and the risk of metastases, I learned that I would have the most powerful chemotherapy available, followed by the most aggressive surgery, followed by radiation therapy. As Dr. Wonderful tells me, he is going for the home run with me. The treatment plan was daunting at the time, but I was more thankful for the artillery than afraid of the noise.
Tomorrow is my last day of radiation. I’m done with the treatment for my breast cancer. It’s bittersweet. And momentus.
I have five appointments on the calendar this week, and I shift immediately into maintenance/prevention/observation mode, so I’ll still be busy doing cancer-y things. I won’t wake up feeling different on Tuesday. My schedule will still be peppered with medical appointments. However, I think that this day, this milestone, deserves a nod, a moment, a reflection. I’m done with my Active Cancer Patient status; I’m moving on to NED Maintenance Patient status. God blessed me tremendously: I survived the gauntlet and emerged with the prize the every cancer patient thirsts for: NED.
It is momentus.