The last chemo treatment is now officially scheduled for Monday. We can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Of course, we will never leave the “cancer world”, and I know now there is no going back to how things were before September 2011. Our new “normal” will involve frequent hospital visits, checkups, regular scans, heart tests, kidney function tests,and the constant fear of a relapse. Elliot still has the port-a-cath, and will probably be keeping it for quite a while, then will have to have an operation to have it removed. In about six months he will have to receive all his childhood vaccinations once again, since these have been destroyed by the chemo. In the meantime, we will still have to be vigilant against him catching any serious illness. But in about 3 weeks his immunity should be back to almost normal levels, and we will head off on a much deserved vacation!
We are celebrating with friends and family on Sunday July 1st at LeCygne in Rolle, from 14h till 17h, and hope to see many of you who have seen us through this difficult time then. In the meantime, here is a video (click on “Elliot’s year”, below) which recaps the past 10 months… The proceeds from the song all go to CURE childhood cancer.