Friday, September 24, 2010

And then... she was done!

I finished all 33 radiation treatments! Woot! Happy day!

It is very exciting to reach this milestone, but also scary, almost like now what? While doing chemo and rads, I felt like I was fighting cancer, but now what? It's like being pushed out of the main boat into the big murky water in a tiny life preserver... now I'm left to float around by myself. The sharks (cancer) are swirling around me, nipping at my oars. How do I escape them? I'm only on this tiny boat. I almost miss being on the big boat.

I plan on paddling and paddling, far away from those sharks, and if need be, I will whack that shark on the head with my oar! I will paddle until I find some stable land. I feel I will forever be looking over my shoulder for those sharks. They are scary.

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There hasn't been a whole lot of creating going on lately. I did manage to do a card.... I scraplifted it from Mish Mash, you should check out her blog, simply gorgeous stuff.

So Thankful

Work has been busy, I've got deadlines up to here! Billboards, brochures and campaigns - oh my!

Hope you have a great weekend. Watch out for those sharks.

15 comments:

Jingle said...

I am SO excited for you! Your card is very cute!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Yayyyyyy! So very happy for you Chris! CUTE card, what a PRETTY velvet flower. :) :) :)

PattiM said...

Woooo Hoooooo!!! I'm celebrating with you, Chris!!!! Just keep wacking those sharks on the head...
Love your card, turned out really cute.

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

Marlene said...

Adorable card!

YAY you for finishing your treatments!!! The old adage is true...life after a cancer diagnosis is never the same. You always think about it at some point. The happy news is - you're finished with the treatments...and hopefully the big bad C has retreated to hell, where it belongs. :)

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

WOOhOOOOOO!!!!

Jocelyn said...

Oh Chris...I am so glad to hear that you have finished up your treatments...

I so know what you mean....you are busy with all the appointments and treatments and then BAM!!!! There are many of us in those little boats and we will continue to bat at those sharks with you!!!! Just keep up the wonderful faith and outlook that you have and you will be GREAT!!!! I will join you in that little boat...and we can chat one another's ear off!!!

Love the card... too cute!!

I am getting ready for another surgery...YUCK...so maybe we can get another phone chat in!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Jamie Lane said...

Congrats on making it through your treatment! I am new to your blog and you are such an inspiration. I love your attitude and your honesty in dealing with your cancer. I also LOVE your work! You have some amazing stuff on this here blog of yours! :)

Erica Hettwer said...

Wheeeeee! I'm so glad you are done!!! You are so strong and so upbeat about all this and I'm just so very glad you are done!!! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wooooooooooooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! Soooooooooooooooooooooo glad you are done with the treatments!! That is AWESOME!!! LOVING that card!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Heather Prins said...

yay I am so glad you are done!! I remember we felt the same way when we were done with Rob's treatments. The comfort of the hospital was over and the comfort of knowing he was being monitored frequently was done. It was very weird and scary.

Jan said...

Yayyyy! I am so happy for you! You did it, you're finished! I couldn't have expressed that feeling of being done as well as you have. That's exactly what I am feeling right now; with only 8 more radiation treatments to go, what now? I do know that I'll be on my own tiny boat, along with you and many others fighting off those sharks together!
I am reading an interesting book called, "The pH Miracle" by Robert O. Young, PhD. It's about balancing your pH levels in your body (he says our bodies have become so toxic, that's why we get sick) and just maintaing good health. I really recommend it! Congrats again, Chris!

ellen s. said...

yeah! that is amazing. you're amazing ...wahooooooo!

Deanna said...

High Five that you're all done with the treatments! Celebration and positive thinking from here forward!

deana said...

How awesome to be finished with your treatments! Such a beautiful & personal card to celebrate the occasion. :-)

Big hugs for you!

SUPERMUMSUEW said...

This is my first time to visit your blog and want you to know that you are an inspiration!! There is nothing you can't do once you but your mind to it! Soo keep battling, you are like the little birdie out of the nest...FLY GIRL!!! God bless you and thank you for sharing your most important message not to mention your talents!