I keep hearing from others how while they felt relieved that the chemotherapy had finished, they missed the close support of the clinic staff that they had during treatment. Now although I still have to continue with Herceptin infusions for the next 8 1/2 months, I can't imagine actually "missing" the clinic staff. Not that they aren't wonderful, caring folks it's just that I hate what the oncology ward stands for. Every time I would go to the lab, which is on the same floor as oncology, I would say to myself how glad I was that I didn't have to go to those offices. Then all of a sudden one day I became a cancer patient and ended up in those very offices.
You may already know that I had decided that I needed to start focusing on going forward from here on out and start caring for myself again. My self-esteem and confidence both took a beating during chemotherapy. That's where Roller Derby entered my life and gave me the motivation to move on!