Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Bell-ringing day

Congratulations to KJ, who completed her course of radiation treatment today.

She received a handsome "graduation" certificate (suitable for framing, and with a lovely patina finish) and a hearty round of applause from the staff at the Cancer Center. In celebration, she got to ring the brass bell in the office lobby, signaling that she had finished her therapy.

This is, of course, merely the second step — the April surgery to implant a titanium rod in her left femur was the first — in what is likely to be a lifelong battle against the metastasis of her breast cancer. From here, she'll continue on oral antihormonal drugs, and undergo frequent monitoring scans to keep a watchful eye out for further developments.

But, for today, having the daily radiation phase behind her represents a major accomplishment, and a chance to breathe a sigh of momentary relief.

We're all proud of her here.

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4 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Blogger Sank offered these pearls of wisdom...

Congratulations, that's awesome news.

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Donna offered these pearls of wisdom...

Way to go KJ! You're in my thoughts and prayers daily. I heard a bell ringing yesterday; now I know it was you!

12:35 PM  
Blogger MCF offered these pearls of wisdom...

Congrats, that sounds like an important step. Glad that's behind you, and good luck on the road ahead.

7:18 PM  
Blogger SwanShadow offered these pearls of wisdom...

Sank and MCF: KJ doesn't know you, but she loves you.

Donna: KJ knows you (at least vicariously, through me), but she loves you anyway. (Me too.)

11:52 AM  

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