Friday’s Photo: Chemo is done!

Today’s Friday photo expresses how I feel as I had my very last round of Chemo this past Wednesday. I know I have 6-8 rough days ahead but who cares…chemo is done!!!!!

Grand canyon trek Summer 2014

Grand canyon trek Summer 2014

After a few weeks to recover from chemo I will start seven weeks of daily radiation. Other than the long daily drive for a ten minute treatment, I am not anticipating the side effects to be nearly as challenging as chemo. Upwards and onward toward perfect health.

Have a great weekend everyone!

20 Responses to Friday’s Photo: Chemo is done!
  1. Joann Kandrac Reply

    Congratulations! You are an amazing inspiration!!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks my friend and I look forward to seeing you soon.

  2. Betsy Reply

    Hi Linda,
    I’m so happy for you too! You are an amazing woman and an inspiration! (although I would never be inspired to stand that close to the edge of a canyon!) What you are going through has really made me think seriously lately about what makes me happy in my life. Family, and friends like you are what it’s all about. Congratulations on getting through chemo!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks Betsy, I take all that you say to heart. It was scary as Hell in the beginning but with the support of everyone I felt uplifted and made it through just fine. One more treatment to go and then I truly believe I will be cured for life.

  3. Elizabeth Reply

    i have been following your journey and am so happy you are finished with the hardest part of this journey. Both my parents and sister went through cancer treatment and we know first hand it is a roller coaster ride. As my father used to say ” a positive attitude is good for the immune system” (he was a doctor). You certainly have appeared to have had a great attitude, although like most people I’m sure there were some rough days. Best of luck with radiation and I look forward to reading more posts!!!!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thank you so much Elizabeth, I did my best and worked my hardest to keep an upbeat positive attitude. Otherwise, I would have just sat around on the sofa all Summer feeling sorry for myself and that would have been the worst medicine ever!

  4. Kathy Reply

    You are an inspiration, Linda. Know that the love, hope and prayers of so many people are with you on this journey!

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thank you so much Kathy. I so appreciate the comment and support. xoxo

  5. Patty Reply

    I have been reading (and enjoying) your post for some time and I have to tell you what an inspiration you are !!!! Thank you for sharing your story and for reminding us to keep a positive attitude and to enjoy life. Wishing you the best of health and a long happy life 🙂

  6. deborah main Reply

    Thrilled for you Linda and what a fantastic photo of you to commemorate the occassion. Congratulations!!! You’ve totally got this and you’re so inspiring!! Hope you feel better real soon and have some time and energy to do something fun before radiation. Love you!! xo

  7. Jil Sonia Interiors Reply

    I’ve been thinking of you constantly and am beyond thrilled to hear that this last one is – DONE!
    The best is yet to come!!!
    xo

  8. Robert Brennan Reply

    Congrats Linda from one Cancer Survivor to another. You have been in my prayers.

    • Linda Holt Reply

      I do appreciate your good thoughts Bob. Thank you!

  9. Ann M. Morris Reply

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This is behind you. The worst is over. The radiation is a piece of cake compared to frigen chemo……God bless you
    Linda.

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Love hearing that! Thanks Ann!

  10. Ann M. Morris Reply

    What a beautiful photo! You are so talented.

    Another tip: At the start of radiation and during, apply the Aloe plant gel ( the actual plant) not from the bottle, on the affected area and on your chest. It will avoid buring and itching. it helped me tremendously.

    • Linda Holt Reply

      Thanks for the tip Ann!

  11. Allyson Paris Reply

    Thinking of you and wishing you health and happiness. I love your attitude!

  12. Linda Holt Reply

    Thank you Allyson.

  13. Sarah Hepburn-Smith Reply

    Way to go Linda!

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