I had a busy weekend so I slept most of the day for chemo. Since it was a holiday it was a pretty quiet day at chemo with very few patients. I got to chemo at 8:00 and was the last patient there when I finished up around 5:00.
I wasn't prepared for the emotions I would have when I was finishing up this chemo treatment. The nurses I have at chemo have become friends I had been seeing every few weeks (more frequently when you consider I kept getting hospitalized in between treatments).
We joked about me "ringing the bell" because I was literally the only patient there. My nurse Melissa went and gathered up a big group of the nurses I have come to know though and I ended up with quite a nice group to "ring the bell" in front of.
I cried, just a little, which I didn't expect. It was like the ending of an era I guess? Now I am waiting on scans to find out if treatment is completed or if additional treatment is needed. At this point I am assuming more treatment will be needed, there has been discussion of radiation and/or more chemo but we won't know until my PET/CT scan. My scan is scheduled for September 22nd with a follow up oncology appointment on the 24th to review the results and discuss future plans.