Monday, November 3, 2008
No More Medication.
Today was the day. We gave P his very last chemotherapy pill. We will now have tons more room in one of our few kitchen cabinets. I was thinking about it all day. It felt momentous to me...but also just like a regular day. P has been recovered for a long time and living a pretty normal healthy life. His chance of relapse is slowly decreasing all the time. The end of treatment doesn't effect that. He has been in remission for 3 years and 1 month. Five years remission will be a great milestone. P didn't seem too happy or interested about the last day of meds...he is worried about getting his mediport taken out. That doesn't happen for another month. He is having a bone marrow aspiration this Thursday. He'll be sedated and will have some bone marrow taken out of his hip. They will do some tests on the marrow to confirm that he is cancer free.
I offered P his choice of dessert tonight to celebrate the end of treatment but he requested lunch at McDonald's instead. The boys are also excited about helping me vote so that is our agenda for tomorrow...voting for a new president and chicken McNuggets.
In other news, I went to a meeting of the planning committee for a charter school in our neighborhood. The group has done the first phase application and is waiting to find out if they will get the grant that will enable them to go forward. The plan is for the school to open Fall 2010 and K could be in the first class of students. It was exciting to hear about the plan, use my brain in a different way and be with some adults. I committed to help in whatever ways that I could....although alot of the skills they really need are ones that Mark has. He helped me with my first assignments as soon as I got home.