Today was my last chemotherapy treatment. There was a time when six months sounded like it would never end, but here I am. The chemo went far easier than I had feared, so hang in there to all who are still in treatment.
Now the waiting begins. My onc has said that the first 2 years are the riskiest, and that is a long time to be holding my breath!! I have blood work scheduled in 3 months, and a colonoscopy in Nov, 1 year after my first one. My CEA was not elevated prior to surgery, so my tumor may not have given off markers.
The bad news was a call from my boss this afternoon (talk about bad timing). I have decided to remain on leave til the end of August, (I need thyroid surgery at the end of this month, then 10 days of family vacation). My employer has decided that they can no longer hold my position open, and they were unsuccessful in finding a temp replacement. So....once I'm off disability, it's on to unemployment. After nearly 6 years of working there, I'm disappointed in their decision, but I do feel my health needs to come first.
I'll be busy quietly celebrating the end of chemo, but you may hear some corks popping!