I am Ready to Move Forward

 “Even though life can be deeply painful, it’s still a miraculous and worthwhile journey that somehow, some way, balances out. I’m not sure how or why it works that way, but I have faith that there are forces  at play that are helping and guiding me, and that things always work out.”  (Fortson, Leigh. Embrace Release Heal. Sounds True, 2011)

Treatment Completion Diploma!

I feel better now, not only I am not in pain anymore but I have completed my treatment that started in December of 2012. A treatment that included 240 hours of chemotherapy and 5 weeks (25 days) of radiation.

Right now, my neck looks like I had a terrible sunburn, my throat is sore and still my taste is off. Luckily enough I can taste things like chocolate, ice-cream, sweets, french fries, and all things that are not the best for you. But I am enjoying it :).

During these last months of treatment I have learned the following:

  • Being bald can be a relief
  • In times of sickness love and faith keep you going
  • There is no pain that lasts forever. (Mine lasted 45 days, not so bad all things considered)
  • Great scientists and doctors do believe in alternative medicine
  • Acupuncture does work and appeases the most excruciating pain
  • Reiki is a powerful healing practice
  • Life is a precious miracle

Today was the first day I didn’t have to go to the hospital for treatment. Today, I went to the office and started organizing and planning new projects.  I can’t wait to workout and eventually start running again. A new routine sounds exciting!

Eni, Theresa and I
Eni, Theresa and I in Annapolis, MD

I feel blessed. Thank you to my wonderful husband Dave, my mother and father in law for their love and support when I needed it the most. Thank you to my lovely parents, sisters and family in Mexico for their encouragement and powerful prayers. I am grateful for my friends and co-workers who make me laugh; thank you for your thoughtfulness and positive words!!

On April 25 and 26 I have to go back to NIH for PET and CT scans, studies, and appointments with the team of doctors and nurses to confirm the Lymphoma is gone for good.

I am ready to move forward!