It all started with my mom. I'm not sure of those details, but I'm sure she sent an e-mail and it all snowballed from there.
Last Monday, August 19th, was week 12 of 12 for Taxol and Herceptin weekly chemotherapy. I love parties, I love celebrating big and small events. So Lindsay, my high school friend/chemo buddy for the day, and I gathered some treats to take in to the staff as a thank you for taking such good care of me for the last two phases of chemo. Lindsay spoiled me with treats too!
Shortly after that my dad stopped in with a balloon to say hi and let me know that he was celebrating the Last Day of Side-Effect Chemo with me and then headed out. He also handed me a stack of notes from many of you. Short and sweet. But Lindsay and I were deep in our conversation about my newest adventure so I didn't think much about it. Not long after that Lindsay was looking out the window and starting laughing. More people (dressed in pink this time) came bearing signs and balloons. More laughing and waving. They released the balloons and we watched them float away. I learned later that there were 16 balloons. One for each side-effect chemo treatment I'd had. Not long after this Kent and Cindy O'Grady stopped by to wave through the window. They were too quick and I didn't get a picture.
The staff at the Cancer Care Center were so surprised and really moved by all the window visitors. It was probably my favorite chemo treatment. If people are allowed to have favorite chemo treatments. The celebration ended with dinner out. I was blown away by the people that came out to wave and those that sent e-mails and texts and Facebook messages to celebrate this little milestone with me! I am so grateful that I don't have to do this alone! Thanks again for your loving support!