Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chemotherapy here I come...for the last time!

Kristi before treatment begins! (2/18/2011) We found our perch in the corner where we took lots of pictures! Little did we know that this would be her last chemo treatment. We thought she would have another one on 2/25 but were relieved to find out she didn't have to.

Just waiting to be hooked up and to get started! 
This is her has to go everywhere with her and is rather annoying because if it's unplugged it beeps all the time.

One girl asked Kristi on her way back from the restroom if she feels like she should be dancing with her pole?!? Really! Kristi said that no it didn't!!!

Chemo makes Kristi sick and so she has her regular sandwich of peanut butter and honey on hand! Always made by me every Friday with love!! :)

I made sure that Kristi got exactly what she deserved...a massage!!! They have massage therapists in there for a few hours every day doing massages for training. Kristi did not sleep the night before due to severe leg pain and so I thought this would help her relax.
All cozy in a very cold room with her purple blanket!

Six bags of different fluids and medicine later and she's all set! This picture doesn't even do it justice! It's just crazy to think all of that had to go into my sister...weekly!
Kristi after chemo! She leaves very puffy and uncomfortable. A very big difference from the first picture I posted. Kristi has had to take steroids as well which also contributes to puffiness. 

Cancer will not beat this strong woman!!! :)

This is how she would like to feel...
BUT this is how she really feels about Radiation!!!!
I did drag Kristi around for a few pictures afterward and she obliged!! I told her that she would thank me later! She has very much wanted to document this journey and this was the only way I knew how to help. I love pictures and feel that they are a realistic way of showing the journey.

Loving my sister,


  1. Good job Katy! you captured it all very well in pictures... as the saying goes - a picture is worth a thousand words! So glad you got to go on this friday and to capture her day - since it ended up being her last.

  2. I'm so happy for you and the good news today! And just so you know, you look beautiful in ALL the pictures. My favorite is the muscle picture:) You ARE strong!

  3. Thanks, Katy! Loved all those pictures and words. :)

  4. Katy- thank you for capturing our day and for always making my sandwich! I am so thankful I don't have to go get all swollen today!

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