All I can Do is Smile

The Final Countdown


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Round 6 begins next week. The FINAL round. The FINAL weeks of sucktitude. The FINAL push to the end of this particularly crazy chapter in my life.

Also, the final shifts are up for grabs, sign up!

We met with Dr. Tierney who is thrilled with my progress — in her words, I’ve “handled more than most people are able to.” (sidenote: She’s 10 days YOUNGER than me. How’s that for some shit? Clearly, the woman is a genius. Or as Kenji said, “I feel woefully unaccomplished.”)

Just before Round 5, I started getting neuropathy in my feet. We’re hopeful it’s only temporary, since it started late in the chemo game, and I’ve been combating it as best as possible with massage and reflexology. Only time will tell.

Speaking of time, we nailed down some timelines for my post-treatment game plan. Here’s what we anticipate:

  • 2-3 weeks post-chemo will be my CT scan & CA-125 blood test
  • Pending results, port removal surgery will occur 2-3 weeks after that. It’s an out-patient surgery, so it should be easy.

Then I can resume normal life until we have to deal with the boobies. I am so ready.


19 thoughts on “The Final Countdown

  1. All good news !! The finish line is near !

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  2. So proud of you, friend. I’m teary eyed! Glad the battle is coming to an end. Make me ride bikes with you soon!!

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  3. Final week! Hip, hip, hooray!!

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  4. SO happy it’s almost done! xo

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  5. Step one is near completion, thank Goodness, The Universe, Jesus, Yaweh, Allah, Mohammed, Vishnu, etc etc etc! But all the credit truly goes to you and your badass self! Love YOU.

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  6. You’re amazing and I love you! IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN BABY!!

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  7. Awesome in every way. Your courage and ATTITUDE is inspirational. xxoo

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  8. So glad to hear this. You are amazing! Hard to think it’s been 35 years already…I’m not old enough to have a daughter who is 35, right? Hugs to you both!


  9. Yay Jess! You’re a total rockstar!!
    And seriously, 10 years younger?!?
    I think your doctor is a female Doogie Howser…

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  10. The home stretch! See you Sunday 🙂

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  11. Proud of you, woman! Anything needed? Let us know.

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  12. Really proud of you! You are a Ironwoman!

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  13. You’re going through some very hard times and giving it all you have. Your positive determination is inspiring. Big air hugs.

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