Cancer Free / Day 2: Just the beginning!

My last radiation treatment was fine. The underside of my boob is pretty sore but nothing to complain about really. The team at the centre were lovely and my friends Sam, K and obviously Elliott were all there to support me as I finished out my treatment. It was overwhelming having them be there and great to have them see what I’ve been going through everyday for a month. They’ve been so supportive through such terrible times that being able to celebrate the great moments too was even better!!
We had our Thanksgiving celebration Saturday night and had a wonderful time. Each person that was there has helped us through this terrible ordeal so it was nice to be able to sit down and share a meal, to give thanks, and to share our joy with them.
I’m sure you’ve noticed the first line of this post. I’m now Cancer Free. WE are Cancer Free. Now we focus on next steps, being positive and living our lives. My first steps are dealing with some trauma from the treatment, working on fear around the cancer returning and overall just building up my strength.
Needless to say, I’m very excited to be in this new phase 🙂
And…..drumroll please!!! My hair is growing back! It’s such a lovely soft fuzz, like a little baby chicken. When I lost my hair and going through chemo I looked sick. Now I’m 6 weeks out from chemo, feeling SO much better in general and my head has colour on top of it where my hair is growing back. It’s happening so quickly and I’m loving rubbing my head! So I’ve decided today I’m not going to wear my wig anymore. I’m so proud of what I’ve achieved, of who I am and what I’ve been through. I don’t want to cover up anymore and shrink into the shadows. So I’m going to be me and if that’s being bald then so be it!!

Feeling: Proud