I’m done with Chemo!

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you! I just thought I’d give you an update on my chemo journey. My doctor had originally told me that I would have to have monthly infusions of the drug Herceptin for a year.

When I found this out, I was flabbergasted because this was never mentioned in my educational appointment with the nurse before I started chemo. When I learned this, I became depressed because I was under the impression that I would be done in four months…now I was being told I had a year to go. I was extremely disappointed, even though I knew these drugs were curing me.

Then I had an appointment with my doctor. The roads were slick so I almost cancelled the appointment, but I’m so glad I didn’t because he told me that there had been a mix up. That’s right. I didn’t have to do the Herceptin for a year!  I was so excited because that meant I was done with chemo. Just like that. I was done.

There are no words to express the relief I felt, I had made it through the most trying period in my life, no more infusions, and side effects. The doctor told me it could take as little as a month to get back to normal or it could take months because everyone is different.

So, that’s what I’m working on right now. I still get nauseous in the morning, but the variety of what I can eat and keep down has expanded and I’m eating more. I’m feeling a little bit better every day and my energy level is slowly increasing.

I can’t express how excited I am about this! I feel like I’ve been given a new lease on life. Something like this really makes you stop and look at what’s really important in your life. I appreciate my family so much more now especially my hubby. Sniff. He was my rock during this whole time.

I hope by blogging about my journey that I’ve helped others who are struggling with either cancer or some other illness. I hope that they realize they’re not alone in their struggles and I encourage them to reach out for help.

Thanks for stopping by and for all the people who have left words of encouragement for me. You are all greatly appreciated!


About Lisa Orchard

I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.
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14 Responses to I’m done with Chemo!

  1. sharonledwith says:

    You rock, girl! Congrats on bashing cancer where it counts. So happy for your results. Celebrate big, by celebrating life. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! Cheers!

  2. Way to go Lisa. I knew you’d beat it. I’ve been thinking of you almost every day and sending prayers to you and your family.

  3. So thrilled for you, Lisa. You’re right. These things definitely bring about refocus on what’s important. Our daughter has just reached the 12 month mark in remission.
    Well done on kicking Cancer’s butt.

  4. Lisa Orchard says:

    Thank you Lindsay! I appreciate the prayers and everything you’ve done for me and my family. You’re a wonderful person!

  5. WOOOO!!! YAY!!!! You are done!!! 😀

  6. Lisa Orchard says:

    Thanks Erik! I appreciate the cheer!

  7. Ohhhh way to go, Lisa!! How wonderful you are done! You are very motivating to anyone battling cancer xo

  8. Kim says:

    Congrats on being done with the chemo, Lisa!

    Here’s to getting back up and going full speed – whatever that speed may be. 🙂

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