Jun 22, 2004 - 8:10 pm
On Friday I "graduated!" I completed my chemo for Stage 3 colon cancer that began in November. I will be scheduled soon for both PET and CAT scans.
That being said, it was a bitter/sweet day. One of my chemo buddies lost her battle to breast cancer on Friday also. We started treatment together with the same hope, fear, and wonder. As I continued to flourish, she continued to decline. Many days I felt guilty as I maintained my strength and spirit while she struggled so.
Shirley's funeral was on Sunday and I attended even though I was still a little "green" from my treatment. Her funeral was the fourth I've been to since starting treatment. Because I have done so well, I have tried to be supportive and get to know my "neighbors" in the inculsion room. Cancer has taught me to value each day and try to be a positive influence to whomever I'm around.
God Bless all Semi-colons and their caregivers!