I've walked into Oncology for 18 weeks now, twelve + times, and knew there was a bell in the garden by the entrance but never looked at it closely. I think I was preoccupied and compartmentalizing everything going on.
Let me show you where I've had treatment:
|Comfort....soft chairs, anything you need, nurses making sure you're okay. My home-away-from-home.|
And yes, last day, dressed to the nines, studded heels and all!
|Studs, leopard purse, big earrings, slinky dress and scarf...I'm READY!!! And yes, I am HAPPY!!!|
After conferring with my Doctor, as we were leaving to head to the chemo room, he said, "You know, we have a tradition here. Whenever a patient finishes chemo, they get to ring the bell outside. Do you want to do that today?" (as I still have follow ups after labs, etc.)
You're asking ME if I want to do something to make noise and celebrate???
I anxiously awaited the meds to finish, and then to my surprise, it wasn't just DH and I and one of the nurses going out, but a goodly portion of the Staff and Dr. Salter as well.
To celebrate one door closing. (yes, I have more doors to kick open and go through)
To hear the Bell Sing.
|Felt WONDERFUL hearing it ring! (guess that shows a little....)|
|Bald is BEAUTIFUL, baby!!! What a ham.....LOL!|
Life is to be enjoyed, even in the smallest quantities, everyday. (laughter too)
Observe what is going on in your body & how meds work. Even the bad days.
Vigilance is the key in health, no matter where you are now.
Embrace what is happening, then box the worry away. Meditate or pray, but embrace and accept. It's not easy, but necessary. See what that spelled? That's the most important of all. Love daily.
And if you need inspiration to get through the rough patches, just look at this crazy woman having her Whooo-Hooo moment! ;-)
I thank you all for being with me on this long road. Grazie. x 1,000,000!!!
Now get out there and LIVE!!!