Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Chemotherapy complete

Today was my last day of chemotherapy. I began the treatment for my stomach cancer over seven months ago. I had three cycles of ECF chemotherapy in 2013, and on January 20 th I had a total gastrectomy, then in March I began another three cycles of ECF. It has been a tough journey and I am so proud I completed it. My hair has fallen out again, I have not shaved it just yet. 

I had lovely end of treatment gifts in the post this week, some make up from Lein

and a new lunch bag from Mel and family.

I had my first B12  injection two weeks ago and I drove myself to the doctors surgery. Since then I have sold my Land Rover Defender and purchased a Land Rover Discovery, which a much more comfortable drive. I have a CT scan tomorrow, the first post treatment. I will have a CT every three months for the next five years. 

I am knitting myself a summer jumper in shiny red,

 and I am also working on the granny square blanket I started during treatment.

The garden continues to thrive with Mr Margie toiling away each evening. 

Big hugs, 
Love Margie ❤️


Julie M said...

Wonderful update, Margie - glad to see you looking so well and having finished the final chemo, a huge milestone. You are right to be proud of yourself after the seven months you've been through - glad to see in your last posts that you're enjoying food and your garden (loving your funny cat too).

Julie xxx

P.S. Very very smart new drive, too.

Paula lalaboo said...

Congratulations on completing your chemo. Here is to better and well times ahead. Your updates have been amazing to read and your courage has shone through.

Love your makes to such a lovely blanket.

P x

Stephanie - My Calico Heart said...

I have been very neglectful of my own blog and my favourite blogs recently but was so happy to see you looking so lovely when I checked back in again. You are an inspiration to all and so very courageous.I wish you a bright and sunny future, so sorry for my long absence x

Plumrose Lane said...

I'm so sorry I wasn't there while you were going through such a difficult time in your life. I'm so happy you made it through, and no doubt most courageously!