I’m Done!

by Jenny Peterson on December 28, 2012

in Cancer Treatment,Healthy Living

Done with treatment, that is. Some 7 months ago, I was diagnosed with Stage 2-A breast cancer, and 5 biopsies, 2 surgeries, 4 chemo treatments and 30 radiation treatments later, I’m done! When I woke up this morning to get ready to leave for my last radiation session, I had the most wonderful of surprises waiting for me. First, this on my door:

And then this in my kitchen:

In all, 7 mylar balloons celebrating the end of my treatment, and with the following messages:

You did it

All done

Jen Wins

Finished

Our Hero

It’s Over

Our friend, Jason, and my older son, Max, conspired after I went to bed last night — can you imagine anything better to wake up to? Then when I was actually done with the radiation session, one of the technicians threw confetti up in the air (I still had some in my hair when I went to change back into my clothes):

I know I have months — years — more of check-ups, scans, blood draws and rehab, but today I am thankful for one huge ending and another, huger beginning. I am alive, cancer-free, and working my way forward to a stronger, healthier body/mind/spirit. I wish I’d never gotten breast cancer, but I am so thankful for what I’ve gained because of it — a certain knowledge that no matter what happens to me going forward, I can get through it, and I won’t ever have to do it alone. Thanks to everyone who has been a part of my tribe–and if you are going through this experience right now, I hope this blog can become a part of your tribe.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

jess s December 29, 2012 at 6:27 am

congratulations! i can’t wait to read your post about your perfectly clean 5-year check-up!

Pam/Digging December 31, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Congratulations on getting through it, Jenny, and now I am sure you’re looking forward to a happy and healthy 2013! What a great New Year’s gift! Wishing you the best…

ChrisG January 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Congrats Jenny! So excited you’re done and looking forward to a big gardening year for 2013!!!!

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