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Final Chemo

October 20, 2011 … this will be the date of my last chemotherapy treatment as it related to my Breast Cancer Journey that started January 21, 2010… and wow, what a journey.

Detection was a surprise because I never felt a lump. My detection was by fluke.  Some of you know the journey, others can hear about it when I speak somewhere again…

21 months later, I approach October 20th, 2011… my last chemo treatment.  What a blessing.  I am cancer free… I have no more “every three week appointments” on Thursdays.  Whew, I am glad that all over…. Or am I?

I want to share something with you and I need you to follow me.

  1. I know God is the reason I am where I am in my life.

  2. I know whatever happens will be by His will and for His reasons.

  3. I know I have surrendered to Him because I just can’t handle life on my own.

  4. I know with God everything is going to be alright, sooner or later.

Jesus knew the same thing as He hung on the cross, when He asked God in Mark 15:34… why have you forsaken me.  Jesus knew God had not and was not ever going to abandon Him.  That was the human part of Him speaking.  So what I am sharing with you comes from the human part of me, not the spiritual.

October 20th, 2011… the end of chemo… I made it… Now comes the harder part.  Now I have to survive.  I no longer have the protection of the chemotherapy drugs being forced in my veins to help protect me.  Now I feel unprotected… vulnerable.  I know God’s got this… But it is still a shaky feeling.  There is so much that happens when a person is detected with cancer. Not only physically and mentally…  but also emotionally, spiritually, financially, and socially…. And after all the “ly’s”… it is heavy, trying, tiring, and lasting. It is a journey.