Wednesday morning I wake up knowing this is the day I will ring the bell signifying the end of my chemotherapy treatments. After so many months and delays it hardly seems real! I get out of bed, thankful my stomach has calmed down since Tuesday!
At 7:30 a.m. my 48 hour IV pump beeps that it is empty. I start crying and can hardly hold myself up. That beep signals the end of the toxic chemicals! The last drop has entered my blood stream to do its job. I'm done! I did it! I survived IV chemotherapy! This was the part that I most dreaded about cancer treatment and honestly didn't think that I would be able to make it through. Together with God's strength and your support I have done it!
Mark and I arrive at the oncologist's office at 9:15 a.m. and are soon followed by my parents and nearly the whole Community of Faith staff! They have all come to witness the bell ringing and to celebrate with me! My heart is so full I am speechless! All the nurses, lab technicians, pharmacists, medical assistants, receptionists, and my doctors dropped what they were doing and came to watch me ring the bell. There were so many cameras it felt like the paparazzi was there!
I looked up at that bell, read the plaque above it, "Believe in miracles", and I rang that bell for the whole world to know - God did this. He is good. He has walked with me every step. I do believe in miracles!
I hope my friends around the world heard it ringing! That was my intention!
Samantha, Robin, and Andie made t-shirts for the occasion!
The doctor's staff made me a party hat! Robin brought horns and confetti!
The gang was there!
Mom and Daddy were there!
Some of my awesome nurses!
Dr. Campos. I love this man!
Ringing the bell!!
I love this man too! : )
"Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in Him!"