Happy Cancer Girl

A Happy Girls Journey with Cancer

Quick Update

on August 12, 2013

I know that I am long overdue for a blog post. I’m not going to lie the past month has been really hard on me. I will write about what has been going on in another post (hopefully soon because I miss writing). The thing is, my fingers are numb and when I type it feels like little pin pricks, so I’m not typing very often, little Facebook updates so people know that I am still around!

Ok, so the reason for today’s quick post. I am having my 3rd blood transfusion today. I’m thankful for the blood that I receive it makes me feel much better. Before I get the transfusion I’m really tired, out of breathe and sore. Once I have the transfusion, I have a bit of energy (not normal energy, but I also don’t feel the need to sleep 16 hours a day), and I can walk up my steps without feel like someone has punched me in the chest.

More exciting than the blood transfusion is this: I AM DONE CHEMO!!!! I was going to have my last treatment today, but they have decided I don’t need it! I will have a scan in a couple weeks, but we’re all confident that I won’t show any evidence of disease! I am a cancer survivor. I am in recovery mode, the road will be long, but will be rewarding. I am so ready to start my new normal.

In true Renee fashion I want to share a video with you. The song is called Wake Me Up by Avicii. I don’t know what it is, but I find this song up lifting. I think a person can find meaning in almost any song, but this one speaks to me. “Wake me up when it’s all over.” I’ve been thinking that a lot lately. I’ve just wanted the treatments to be done. I wanted to sleep through the month. I feel more awake today than I have in a really long time. Once I get my blood I will probably be more awake!

I will try to post again soon!

9 responses to “Quick Update

  1. Wow that’s great news Renee! You have been through such a tough time, I bet there were times when you couldn’t see an end to it. I hope that in a few months you will feeling as fit as fiddle and ready to celebrate the end of a horrible 2013 but the beginning of a brilliant future! Xxxxxx

  2. NotDownOrOut says:

    Congratulations! It’s good to hear you are done with chemo. Keep taking it slowly and give your body the time it needs to recover. You have been through so much and it feels great to know you are now focused on recovering, but it’s so much to handle mentally, emotionally and physically. Sometimes I wish I had taken things a little easier. Wishing you happy days ahead.

  3. I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am for you that your chemo is at an end and life as you once knew it will begin again. I wish for you nothing but good health in the near future!

  4. Robin says:

    Awesome news Renee! I am happy to hear you are a survivor….not a surprise as you are quite the fighter :). Lots of love! Robin

  5. Megan says:

    Hip Hip Hooray! You are done! I’m so happy to hear the chemo is over! What will you do to celebrate? Buy yourself a new book – buy 20! You deserve it, way to go! I knew you would get through this incredibly difficult time in your life, it’s all uphill now! I love you, Megan

  6. Aunt Mimi says:

    WOW!!!, YEPPIE!, WOOHOO! Dancing in the kitchen for your happines….Cheers to you on your road to recovery and your new normal!

  7. Hi Renee , so glad to hear your done your treatments, so glad for you , its all up hill from hear you will be at the top of the hill real soon Good luck my dear friend, so HAPPY for you.”wishing you all the luck in the world.AFA Lee Ann Buxton.ttyl later am so happy for you. 🙂

  8. Poppy says:

    Renee, that is wonderful, wonderful news!

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