I’ve been home from UCSF for a week, and I’m starting to remember what life felt like before this stupid leukemia thing. Or maybe it’s more that I can imagine finally being out of limbo. Not needing to go to the clinic for blood tests and transfusions two or three times a week. Not worrying about contracting a life-threatening illness every time I hear a cough or sneeze. Being free to hang out in crowds and eat and drink anything I want, anywhere.
I have one last chemo cycle starting around May 12 (the fourth cycle in my consolidation therapy, fifth cycle including my initial induction therapy). I’ll be done before the end of the school year!
Feeling nostalgic… here’s a photo from one year ago today, at Fort Funston: