Today was my last clinic appointment where I had to receive chemo. So I did what anyone in my position did….I celebrated! My mom bought a cake that said “Ian’s last chemo” and I put on the cap and gown from graduation.
When we got to the clinic, everyone there immediately understood my outfit. I did the normal routine – the check in, the physical, and chemo. Then we had cake and talked. I was congratulated by everyone who saw me, whether they knew me or not. They were excited and happy for me, and I felt amazing.
But hearing the congratulations from my doctors meant the most to me. The doctors got me here – they saved my life. Why was the person who saved my life congratulating me? I should have been thanking him! So I congratulated him on the fact that he didn’t need to care for me anymore and he said “my pleasure”. Those words are going to stay with me for the rest of my life.