Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Leaving Boston

My Last Treatment

The hardest part of today was saying goodbye to my friend Cindi. We met in treatment & I quickly bonded with her. I finally met someone who has been thorough almost the same surgery and treatment as me. When she says, " I know what your going through" she really does.  She has the most beautiful spirit and I am so thankful that I met her.  

I am really proud of myself that I got through it. It' s been so emotional at times that I didn't think I would be able to finish.  It's then that I would  see a child going through the same treatment and you realize that if they have the strength, I have it too. It still brings tears to my eyes when I think about it. It's been mentally & physically exhausting. My body has been through hell and I don't feel young anymore.  Within the past four months I had brain surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.  If I had to do it again, I would. Because I'm here, living my life and I am going to enjoy every breathe of it. 

I am looking forward to helping others. I have been volunteering for a while at Good Samaritan Hospital. It's been a privilege to give back.  But, I feel like it's not enough & I want to connect with more people like me who have a battle to win.  They need to know that they are not alone. 

Thank you for everyone who has reached out and supported me.  The emails, phone calls, cards, gifts...etc. have been great. Most of all thank you to my wonderful husband, Paul....my Angel. 

This chapter in my life is over...bring on the next one!



2 comments:

J-Lynn said...

That's the thing about you, you have always seemed to enjoy every breath of your life. Now you just realize it more. You've always been an inspiration to me, now even more so. I can't pretend to know what it was like but thank you for sharing with me and allowing me to be a part of it with you. You are a helluva strong woman, I love you!

Kimberly Muto said...

Welcome Home!!! I know you weren't sure you would have the strength to stick it out but you did it. And, not only did you do it, you did it with such grace. You are such a brave and amazing person. Thank you for sharing your story. Look out Italy...here she comes on her blue Vespa!! XOXO