Sunday, January 06, 2008

December 27 - A Day That Will Live in Infamy

How could I have just drifted past this day without noticing? I didn't realize the importance of it until I was driving to Freeport to give a lesson. (I had also forgotten how much thinking I get done while driving more than 5 minutes.)

Three years ago on above date, I had my last chemo treatment. Meaning, 12/27/04 was the "official" start of my remission. Meaning, if Dr. B. still holds to what he said at the beginning of all this, I'm "officially" cured of my Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

It's so weird to even let myself think like this. When I first entered remission I agonized about how I was going to make it 3 years to be considered cured. How could I get through 36 months of thinking about not having to go through all that again? Every day it would creep up in my mind.

But then I started busying myself with shows, lessons, work. And that helped a lot. And then, with this new little guy taking up my time, I really forgot about how close I was. And December 27th just slipped by without me even noticing.

So here I am. Cured. Hopefully for good.


Diane said...

Look at all that has happened in those three years!!!

You accomplished a lot during treatment and so much after.

You should be proud of yourself. I know I'm proud of you.

We should celebrate!!

Maureen said...

Wow... congratulations! It just shows how much that new little bundle has taken over your life; in a good way, of course.

Curly Glamour Girlie said...

Di - I say we run away for 2 hours and go see Sweeny Todd!!!

Maureen - Thanks. He has - in a good way ;)