Monday, May 2nd is my last chemo! I could not be happier to close this chapter on this crazy journey. Chemo has been manageable, but I cannot wait to let my body recover, rest, and get back to my old energy level. My 5th round of chemo was definitely challenging since the fatigue lingered for about a week. Lets be real, I cannot wait for my taste to stay and for my hair to grow! I plan on sharing my hair growth journey with you all as well!
I also cannot wait to say “I am a Survivor.” I never thought those words could be so powerful until now. Cancer can completely wipe away my beauty. It can take my hair, my taste and my energy, but it cannot take away my determination and willpower to fight this and make sure it NEVER comes back. Although no one can predict the future, I’m happy to know that I am doing everything I can to destroy any cancer cell that is left in my body. I also cannot wait to enjoy life. I know something happy will come when I am done all of this. I don’t know what it is, but I can feel it.
So lets talk about the party that is happening on May 2nd. Of course, we are partying on the infusion floor! We are celebrating by:
- Wearing “Stronger Than Cancer, #WeFightWithMonique t-shirts. (Thanks to my sisters and parents for ordering these! They are pretty awesome! Pics to come!)
- Making pink cupcakes for my care team
- Designing a “YAY! No more chemo! sign
- Wearing ONE Alex and Ani bracelet – I wore 6 Alex and Ani bracelets that have a special meaning to me. After each round of chemo, I removed a bracelet. So I cannot wait to remove this one!
Also, on May 14th, my family and I will be participating in the Relay for Life. If you are interested in joining us, click here.
I cannot wait to share my last chemo pics with you all!
Stay strong and beautiful.