Sunday, December 10, 2017

5 years ago today

5 years ago today I had my last chemo infusion.

I spent most of today writing a final exam for the class I'm teaching this semester. 5 years ago, I wouldn't have even thought that my side job would be teaching at a University. I'm not sure that I would have even applied.

When I told my bf of the survivorversary he broke out the good stuff

Sparkling grape juice and dark chocolate. 5 years ago today I couldn't eat chocolate, it destroyed my insides and tasted gross. 

Here's another victory; my mother forgot. December 10th is no longer an ominous day for her. I'm happy, healthy with a head full of shoulder length hair. She cannot believe she didn't remember the date, as it seemed impossible to be able to forget when I had finished. 

And there was only one small reminder of the long term effects of cancer treatment; I washed down my blood thinner with the sparking grape juice. But, I smiled while doing it. 

5 years has come fast,  especially from the days where I just kept singing "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming". 

I'm so happy to be in this place.