This year…

When Poppy was diagnosed in March 2018, I couldn’t imagine reaching the end of that year, let alone the next one. Now here we are arriving in the year when Poppy’s treatment will finally come to an end. An abrupt end too, as far as oral chemotherapy is concerned. May 21st 2020. Exactly two years to the day when Poppy began Interim Maintenance; the third of her five phases of treatment. That’s how the end of oral chemotherapy treatment date is calculated. There’s no end of a cycle, of a course, or even of a week! May 21st falls on a Thursday. We’ll give her last dose at home and will be hoping beyond hope that it really is her last ever ever ever dose of chemotherapy. There will be plenty of hospital visits and other medication and vaccinations to come, but as far as the gloves, the sharps bin, and the cytotoxic medicine go, these will be ceremoniously removed from our household.

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