This is what the lovely Dr Levin at PMH said to me, first thing, on my arrival at my 4 week post-all-treatment appointment. A really sweet and kind man.
It had not been verbalized yet by the medical professionals in m life- free from cancer. Wow. I know it is true, but the truth is sinking in VERY slowly.
And so to the business of healing - working on appropriate chemical mixes that do not contraindicate each other for long term health, anti-oxidant vitamins, pain meds for the scar (yes, it hurts to touch), and exercises for the lymphedema (swelling in the arm and shoulder).
I got a minor cut on my hand the other day getting my bike out of the shed - and immediately my body's lymphatic system went into overdrive. I am lucky, Dr Levin says - that it did not require antibiotics - I should always have them on hand, just in case, he says. No cuts, abrasions, bruises to the left arm - forever. There is now nothing there, lymphatically, to absorb the infection. It as morphed [even for Naomi] into Mummy's cancer arm.
But I am free from the BEAST.
I am free.