Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Day 9 - Closer to the Finish Line

Today at 3:30 pm, I underwent another herceptin treatment. Into the port in my chest. Watching other people undergo their treatments. Remembering other kanswer patients who have been undergoing treatment in the same office during this past year. Sitting with Gibbs, my fearless co-traveler on this kanswer journey. (Thank you, girl, for being so faithful, so thoughtful, and so doggone fun to hang out with.)

Remember the wig tryouts?

I have only two more herceptin treatments left.
Then the port will be removed.
Then I will celebrate the conclusion of the longest year of my life.
The most challenging, the most beautiful, the most painful, the most transformative year.

My first healing therapy treatment. 

Yes, it has been almost a year since I was diagnosed with kanswer.
The mammogram was on Halloween of last year.
The biopsy was two days later, on November 2nd.
I received the diagnosis four days after that, on November 6th.

India Arie sang: "Breast kanswer, chemotherapy, took away her crowning glory.
She promised God if she were to survive, she would enjoy every day of her life..."

I am grateful to have come this far.
I am grateful to be drawing closer to the finish line every day.
Thanks be to God.

My sister-in-law, Noemi, wore this sign on her back 
this past weekend while doing a breast kanswer awareness walk.
I was honored to be remembered this way.
Thank you very much, Noemi.


Karmen M. said...

I watched this video today that someone posted on facebook and it made me think of you. Have you seen it? It is Madisa's video Overcomer. I just had to share it with you in case you have not seen it.


Julie Smith said...

Gail, best wishes to you for complete healing! It sounds like you are traveling right now, traveling mercies to you and I hope everyone can learn to enjoy each day to the fullest the way you do.