“In the end, she became more than what she expected. She became the journey, and like all journeys, she did not end, she just simply changed directions and kept going.” — R.M. Drake

Following my final radiation treatment last Monday, I am beginning to savor the realization that eight months of total life disruption are finally over. I have reached a vantage point I had not yet had the nerve to imagine until now, but yes, it is incredibly true.

I am completely finished with all of my cancer treatments. It is my moment to exhale.

I feel like a champion in the extreme sport of cancer. And, although it was only the first, I feel like it was a personal best.

I did it.

8 thoughts on “Exhale

  1. Thankful you are finished and hope you enjoy every day from now throughout the golden years! Even when some days aren’t so golden you have the freedom to like or dislike w ithout a regimented routine of treatment. Happy for you.

  2. You sure did, and you deserve to feel like the champion you are! May the days continue to feel better and better.

  3. Thanks for sharing your journey on this blog, Terri. We have all been enriched by it. I’m so happy you are now able to reflect on your experience in retrospect instead of being in the thick of it!

  4. Yes, you did. And you did it with style and grace. I am so happy this journey is behind you and wonderful journeys are in front of you.

  5. You prepared yourself well for what you discovered you had to face & you persevered even when you felt afraid. You’ve truly inspired me by how you courageously dealt with all that was thrown at you & by how much gratitude you continue to express to others. You “lived” Corinthians 4:8… “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair.”❤️

  6. Good work. Now is the time to celebrate and reflect on s job well done. Just take long one step at s time allows a victorious finish. Congratulations. Barb & Bruce

  7. Incredibly happy for you and your journey, Terri! You deserve the deepest and most relieving of exhales. Enjoy each new day to the fullest. Love you!

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