A glimpse into my journey through this valley in my life, called CANCER...looking ahead to the mountain before me and anticipating the reward when I reach the top of this hard climb, trusting and praising my Jesus the whole way!

But I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more. Psalms 71:14

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

This is it...the final treatment!

August 2011, Chincoteague Beach, VA

My Last Treatment today!
Let's throw a party, kick up our heels and rejoice!  Today is my final treatment.  In my last blog I mentioned that the nurses were telling me that I had another month of treatment.  Well, the computer was wrong....YEAH....because emotionally, mentally, and even physically,  I AM DONE.
I realize this journey isn't over yet, and it will take some time to feel "normal" again, but I can be patient with all of that just knowing I do not have to go back.  It has taken all of my 2 weeks to recover and I still have some symptoms that I'm not over, but hopefully I will recover by Oct 1st (that is my goal).  I have a PET SCAN scheduled for mid October to check everything out.  I must say this is already starting to work on my mind and I know I need to hand this burden over to Jesus...I cherish your prayers.
So, today I have the privilege to be escorted for my treatment by my dear husband.  He has been to some of my appointments, but hasn't been to a treatment yet.  And I get to ring "the bell" today.
I do go into this last treatment with mixed emotions.  I'm thrilled of course, but overall the weariness of this whole ordeal puts a damper on things.  I know that I have to endure the smell of the hospital (I get nauseous when I walk in the doors) and these "icky chemo" feelings for the next 2 weeks.  Please pray that I recover quickly...I really want to enjoy this beautiful fall weather and I sure do have a lot to catch up on.

Happy Fall to all of you.



  1. So happy for you Tina!! Am praying especially that this will be the easiest treatment yet!! Love you guys!! Ring the bell lound and strong!!

  2. Praying for you during the coming weeks...that you can get back to feeling "normal" and that you get a good report in October.
    Great is the Lord and mighty in power!!!