It's all uphill from here

Well, my final chemo has come and gone. Pulled out my favourite wig and t-shirt and had fun with it. Begone poison! I am done with ye. Hooray. :)

My best friend and I were hanging out the night before and she bought me something so sweet to celebrate this (after accidentally giving me an empty box. Kindred spirits we are indeed! I love her to bits). A leather charm bracelet with a happiness charm...and she has the same bracelet (I've been eying it up for a while) with the other half of the happiness on hers. I'm wearing it in this photo. I love it and it's one of the sweetest gifts I've ever received. I'm not much for jewelry, but to be given something so thoughtful that suits me so well is just...I'm blessed with my kind friends and family I am...and all of you out there in interweb land who've popped by with hellos and encouragements. THANK YOU. You have no idea how much it has meant through all this. I  just have to ride this last batch of side effects out, and then so many good things are to come: going out in public with a normal immune system! Comicon, surgery, rads and if I'm lucky, maybe even a music festival in the late summer if I get the go ahead! Oh life is good people.
I feel like the end is really nigh and things are moving on. It's been nearly 6 long months of this chemical haze and I am so glad to have made it through relatively unscathed. It's not over yet, but it's well on the way.

As a bonus, the ukulele I've wanted to pick up (I've wanted one for years) that I was going to get for my birthday but didn't because this was when all this went down and it just got lost in the shuffle?  Well J and I went over to buy one from a musician friend friday after chemo and now I have a lovely little soprano ukulele to amuse myself with over the next few months to keep me occupied and finally let me learn how to play the ukulele song from "the Jerk". I have wanted to do that all my life since seeing this wacky Steve Martin movie so many years ago. :) So here's to many hours of strumming and picking and keeping myself amused through the rest of treatment and enjoying the warming weather as much as I can. It's -2 today so J and I plan to get out for a nice stroll and see how far I can get before the chemo fog descends upon me for a while.
Have an awesome day my little taters :)


solarity said...

Excellent wig. Awesome present. I hope you get to celebrate the end of chemo with very minor side effects. Or maybe with some spring, that would be nice.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

solarity said...

(Wow. My first capcha appeared to have Japanese characters in the photo. My keyboard's not that versatile!)

Mary Anne in Kentucky

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Yum Yucky said...

"Begone poison!" ((in pirate voice))

Feeling happy for you and smiling about it right this very second. Yep, smiling so big you can see the crooked part of my teeths all the way from the Canadian border.

JavaChick said...

Love the wig! Ukulele sounds fun - my grandmother used to play. We had one around the house (my grandmother's) when I was growing up. Never learned to actually play, but I do remember having fun playing with it. Now I'm wondering what ever happened to it.

Hang in there! Hope you are feeling better soon!

azusmom said...

More hugs from NorCal!