I laughed out loud at Blair's comments about choreographing my victory dance because I was just thinking about how close I am to doing a victory dance when I happened to log on and read his comment. I'm not sure if I should try to do a back flip in the NIH parking lot, especially since I've never really been coordinated enough before chemo to attempt a back flip. I could do some sort of end zone dance and spike a football as I run laps around my car in front of the building. Do I scream "WOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" as I leave the building or save that for after my CT/PET scan results on August 16th? I feel like celebrating at least this first part because I won't need chemo (hopefully) ever again and I'm excited. I know I may have a hospital visit next week to look "forward to," but at least the chemo part is DONE! No more chemo coladas for me and hopefully Priscilla is nothing but a tiny nit and nothing to worry about any more.
I'll arrive tomorrow at noon, they'll load me up with saline, switch over to my last chemo drug - the nasty cytoxin, load me up with the rest of the saline, take out my IJ line, make me wait 30 minutes after that so I don't bleed to death, and send me on my merry way. I want to remember to bring camera to get a picture of me and Vanessa because she's been such a good nurse to me and this will be a happy occasion. Hmm, I think I will wear my Relay for Life Cancer Survivor t-shirt tomorrow because I really think I've earned it now.
On another note back to my "real life:" the Jaycees are collecting school supplies for several local elementary schools, including my own and I'm having fun buying stuff. Staples and Office Depot have been having these 5 cent sales on different products and today I bought five bottles of glue for five cents each and some notebook paper. I think I spent a total of $2.50. I also bought two backpacks at Target for $8 each. Last weekend I bought a ton of stuff and spent less than $20 on pens, pencils, composition books, notebook paper, erasers, glue, glue sticks, rulers, a dictionary, folders, and more. I have an Office Depot gift card so I'm not even spending my own money on some of this stuff, which makes it more fun. G&G Jaycees, check out your sale ads and go shopping - remember to look for the 5 cent sales and you'll save a ton of money. It's fun!