On this day in 2014, I was preparing to head to the University of Pennsylvania for my final chemotherapy infusion. I was scared and excited all at once. Scared that this was it and I had no idea what would happen but excited that the poison no longer needed to run through my veins. The journey definitely made me stronger and gave me a new appreciation of life.
My hospital had no special ceremony or bell to ring so I created my own. When I think back on it, I feel like they slighted me or maybe because they are consumed with cancer everyday that they can’t understand just how important it is to ring that bell. I plan to change that. I have already spoken with the center about creating a ceremony and I will have a bell installed.
Today, I will ring my bell as I say Thank You God for saving me. I don’t take much for granted especially after so many thrivers gained their wings this year.
If you know someone with a chemoversary make certain to congratulate them!