It’s done!

Yesterday, I had my final infusion of taxol, marking the end of my chemotherapy. Thank you to everyone who has supported me through this process, both near and far. 
I wrote a poem for the bell-ringing ceremony at the end of chemo, because the poem on the original plaque did not feel relevant to me as a metastatic breast cancer patient. Metastatic breast cancer patients will be in some form of treatment for life. I wrote something because I wanted people who will never fully be done with treatment to have something to commemorate the completion of an aspect of treatment. 

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Please sign this petition for the CDC to begin counting all people living with metastatic breast cancer. We don’t know how many women and men are living with metastatic disease and this information is vital (in more ways than one). We need this information for funding of research and treatment. Right now, women and men aren’t counted until they die, so we don’t have an accurate picture of the extent of the disease. We need to know how many people are living with metastatic breast cancer to help create better treatment options to keep us alive longer. 

https://www.change.org/p/seer-start-counting-all-people-living-with-metastatic-breast-cancer?source_location=minibar

2 thoughts on “It’s done!

  1. A long, difficult part of this journey is now behind you. Along with many others, I’m breathing a big sigh of relief for your sake. As the old Irish blessing goes, may the road ahead rise up to meet you.

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  2. Romans 5:2-5
    Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

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