Saturday, July 19, 2008

It's done

Henry completed his 29th radiation treatment yesterday. It's officially the end of his treatment for the tumor.

We're thrilled for him. We feel so lucky that he's come through such difficult treatments without major side effects or complications.

As I've said many times, we're far from out of the woods, and will now learn how to live with fear and uncertainty. But this is exactly where we wanted to be, and I am deeply grateful for that.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, I'm thrilled for you guys. You're right, you never know what the future will bring. But enjoy your victory today. You guys got through chemo! That's awesome, and I'm sure the rest of the blog world is as happy as I am for you!

rlbates said...

Great!

Catherine said...

So glad. Go Henry!

TBTAM said...

Wow. Congratulations.

I hope and pray for his continued good health.

Eric, AKA The Pragmatic Caregiver said...

Here's to Henry, and to you!

Perhaps not surprisingly, I'm one of those people who espouses the view that you become a cancer survivor the day you're diagnosed, and everything done after that is extending survivorship.

Now both you and Henry are coming to the place where, day after day, it gets a little bit easier, a little less anxiety-provoking, and you adapt to the "new normal", and trust me, that feels *really* good, even through profound limitations.

I'll celebrate with something high-calorie! This is the best possible justification for a bad-for-me snack! Join me in a celebration - I hate being a glutton alone!

Fondest Regards,

Eric

SOCKS said...

As your journey continues, so will the support of your blogging community.

Always,

Dr. Val said...

Congratulations! :)

Bianca Castafiore said...

My household is so glad for the good news in yours -- Congratulations!

pisceshanna said...

Wow amazing to think about how much you all have been through. It really puts things in perspective.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Smak, am glad this day finally arrived.
take care k3p3

Jen said...

Oh, congratulations! I'm so thrilled to hear that.

My daughter's 3 1/2 years out now, and although you never really get rid of the fear and uncertainty, it's not nearly as bad as the treatment phase. I wish all of you all of the luck in the world!

janemariemd said...

I'm so glad!!! Kids are so amazing--much more resilient than us grown-ups! God bless you and your family.