Friday, April 11, 2008

All done!

Yesterday was my last chemotherapy session. Good bye to my friends Rituximab, Cyclophosphamide, Vincristine, Doxorubicin, and Prednisone (well, I still have 4 days of oral prednisone to go). Of course, being done chemo doesn't mean I feel great. I did get pumped full of toxins yesterday! So I feel like crap! But today I feel better than last night. And tomorrow I'll feel better than today. And so on and so forth. Anna and I are planning a party for sometime in the next month or two to celebrate. We'll keep you up to date. Right now I've still got the white blood cell rollercoaster to get through. Still have to give myself the Neulasta injection tonight.

I'd better get going. I'm off to New Liskeard for a little weightlifting and a sauna. I'll go light today, no records to be broken. Just want to get moving. It's starting to snow and we're supposed to get 10 cm tonight, so I'd better go now and beat the blizzard.

Patricia, congratulations on your last chemo as well! And remember, even if you are fatigued, studies show that physical activity (walk around the block, yoga, whatever you can do) actually reduces fatigue.

Thanks to all who have sent in their positive thoughts over the last few days! Anna and I are truly blessed.


Anonymous said...

Look at that sweet, happy face! That's a face full of joy if ever I saw one. Congratulations Bob. I am so happy for you that you are done with your chemo. I wish you the very, very best life has to offer. You are obviously well loved, and deservedly so. Take good care. Patricia

Anonymous said...


I have been following your progress since you posted your blog on the Crossfit site. Congratulations on pushing through. You have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Thank you so much for being real. I know it wasn't easy to go through this. God bless.

Anonymous said...

D-O-N-E spells done!!
Happy, happy, joy, joy!

Nick Schmidt said...

congrats on the last chemo treatment. I'm going through it too.
That is soo cool!!