Yesterday, we put the kids on the bus and drove to Emory in rush-hour traffic. I walked a few flights of stairs, but probably didn’t need to – my wbc count was 5133 (compared to 486 at its lowest)! That, and a Neulasta shot today, should put me in good shape for surgery.
After labs, we saw Dr. O’Regan, Kate the Great and our trial coordinator. And then spent 4 hours with our favorite chemo nurse, Diana.
Finally, after 8 IV infusions and 24 weeks of a daily chemo pill, it was my turn to ring The Bell.
Like most infusion centers, Emory has a bell that patients ring to celebrate their last treatment. The nurses all stop what they’re doing and applaud. I saw huge smiles from so many people who have helped us during the past few months.
It’s over in a second, but it’s symbolic and emotional. Sweet Sara asked if we could take her out of school so she could be there, so we made her a video instead.
Many appointments coming up, but that’s for another day.