Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Winning Is Everything
Today is a good day, its a day that we've waited a long time for.... 232 days to be exact.
Today Nick completed all of his scheduled treatments - unless told otherwise chemo and radiation are complete!
Things are not "over" as he still needs to have all of his scans repeated in December to confirm remission and then will have frequent follow up to watch closely for relapse.
The doctors are debating about whether to remove his picc line in December or leave it in for the first year of remission.
He will remain immune compromised for the next 6 months and will need to continue taking medication to prevent illness but will be able to return to school for second semester in February.
Today is a great day and its one that we prayed for but it doesnt come without anxiety. After almost a year of functioning in a certain way its hard to just switch gears, I'm not sure if we know how to live "normally" or if its even possible.
The fear of the cancer coming back is always there too, I'm hoping that the anxiety will leave soon.
We said good-bye to the radiation techs today and they instructed Nick to come back and visit his "girlfriends" soon.
They also gave him a certificate of radiation completion and a gift card to future shop.
It was certainly a bitter sweet good bye, lots of hugs and tears and well wishes for the future.
When Nick came out of the treatment room I gave him a chain with a tag that said "survivor 01-11-11", he slipped it over his head and quietly whispered "thanks mommy" and with that we were off.... out the doors and up the stairs, hopefully to never return.