Thanks to a good report from the PET scan, my oncologist gave me a week "off" for the Bar Mitzvah celebrations.
I finished radiation three days before the Bar Mitzvah Shabbat, and I started the new chemotherapy today, two days after the Seudat Mitzvah (Festive Meal -- i.e. party).
I would have liked to postpone beginning this new chemotherapy until after my brother left, but my husband (and mother) were adamantly opposed to delaying treatment (it has been three weeks since my last chemo, and that stuff did not really work so well...). Medically, I could have waited another week. But, as my doctor constantly emphasizes, this is a couples disease, and both partners need to feel comfortable with the decisions being made.
So, I started today.
I will write more details tomorrow, if I can.
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
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