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Sunday, February 19, 2006

The Last Day

I had my last, last, very last day of chemotherapy today!

The nurse gave me a cake and a bottle of sparkling grape juice to celebrate. My mom suggested going to my favorite tea room on the cape, and I had just enough energy to do it. It was so nice to be among normal people, just out for a nice lunch.

I'm feeling okay now, waiting for the chemo's effects to start kicking in this week (it seems to be cumulative). My blood was so bad they actually lowered the amount of chemo I've received this past week compared to earlier times. So hopefully I won't be as sick.

I have my CT Scan scheduled for March 15. I'll be going in each week for my regular doctor's appointments, but that scan is a big one... it will cross-my-fingers show that the cancer is GONE. Now I'm under the impression the cancer was removed during surgery in August. I think if cancer shows up on the scan I'll fall into the fetal position on the floor. But I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. For now...


13 comment(s):

Congrats! I know EXACTLY how you feel. :) Go out, celebrate, as much as you can. You deserve it!

By Anonymous Aeryn, at 2/20/2006 1:33 AM  

Excellent news Jen! Congratulations! Now you can rest up and look ahead to spring and to your health. Thank you again for sharing your experience with us.

Thinking of you, Kelly

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/20/2006 7:21 AM  

Congratulations Jen! That's wonderful.

By Anonymous Kelli, at 2/20/2006 8:35 AM  

YAY! I've been thinking about you all weekend, Jen, knowing that Sunday was the LAST DAY!! I'm so happy I could burst, I can't even imagine how it must feel for you. I'm SO glad you were able to enjoy tea at your favorite tea room on the Cape. Lay low this week, take care of yourself, and celebrate!!!

Love, Lis

By Blogger Lisa, at 2/20/2006 12:11 PM  

Congratulations, Jen, for getting through this ordeal with grace and humor. No more chemo! Yay!


By Blogger Terri Kennedy, Writer, at 2/20/2006 2:47 PM  

Congrats! You definitely deserve to celebrate! I think I would have gone for a big glass of wine instead of tea though! Looking forward to hearing great news on March 15th!
Love you,

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/20/2006 9:16 PM  

Congratulations, Jenny! I am so happy for you. Get through this week knowing that this is behind you and many, many, many more teas on the cape are in store...and so much more!

By Blogger Jeannette, at 2/21/2006 4:07 AM  

WHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yep, that about sums it up. ;o)

By Anonymous lisa b, at 2/21/2006 8:03 AM  

Just want to echo all the other Jennewies and say...


By Anonymous Dan, at 2/21/2006 9:35 AM  

Yay, Jen that's wonderful. You did it! Stay strong, hopefully the days that ie ahead will be brighter.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/22/2006 7:52 PM  

Yay Jen! You did it! Congrats! Get some good rest and start thinking about brighter days ahead

By Blogger Tina, at 2/22/2006 8:46 PM  

P.S. Have you ever tried to pronounce just once of the "Word Verification" blobs to log in? It's really quite amusing (or very sad depending on how you look at it!) Try this one: guklde

By Blogger Tina, at 2/22/2006 8:47 PM  

[...] Jenny of Jenny's Belly celebrates the end of her chemotherapy with her post "Last Day." [...]

By Anonymous Real Cancer, Real Lives #13, at 2/27/2006 2:18 PM  

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