Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What's Our Favorite Word?

You guessed it...DONE!!!! Today mom had her last chemo treatment. Yippee! She did it, and we are so proud of her. Dad, Aunt Gloria and Aunt Carolyn, along with Bentley and I came to help celebrate. She was tender as usual and humbled as she looked around at other courageous men and women that were as well having treatments. This is a major milestone in her healing process and we couldn't be more excited for her to be finishing up, and preparing to start radiation in a few weeks. She will still however, have to go to Huntsman for the next 8 months, to receive a medicine that is part of her treatment regiment. This process is a lot shorter and not nearly as involved as her chemo treatments have been.

Mom also had her first appointment with her radiation doctor as well today. She has a more informative appointment on August 16th, which will help us know what her schedule will be like and what to expect. We will of course keep everyone posted.

Way to go, Mom. You did it!

Aunt Gloria and Aunt Carolyn have enjoyed being with mom for her treatment days. They have worked on several quilts during these treatments, visited, gone to lunch, and I'm sure talked about everything under the sun. Thanks for your continued support Sweet Aunties.

Bentley gave mom a Willow Tree angel called "Beautiful Wishes". She has a little collection and this one will be such a memorable one to add to it.

I came to be the official picture taker...and of course I wouldn't have missed this day for anything. We are busy talking about what we can do to pass the time during her daily radiation treatments and while we wait for her hair to grow back.


  1. Ginny you are such a good daughter :) I am so glad that things have gone well. Because my dear sweet auntie...YOU DESERVE IT!

  2. Hip Hip Hooray! Soooo Happy for you Aunt Gayle! You did it! :o) All my love!

  3. Congrats! What a huge milestone...You are loved!
    Keep fighting the fight!!

  4. Love you, Gayle! Like the quilters say, "Done is better than perfect." Of course, royalty is always perfect, right Your Majesty?! xo Noel

  5. Today was one of the best days in my whole life because I became a grandma to a little boy named Larson Jack Minneci ("Lars"). I just had to share that with you, dear friend. xo Noel

  6. Congratulations Aunt Gayle! So glad you have reached this milestone.
    Our thoughts are with you!
    Megan & Thomas