Thursday April 28, 2016

My dear friend Kula completed her 16th and final round of chemo yesterday. She has been strong and kept her spirits up as well as could be expected when you've got poison running through your veins. In fact, the emoji queen created a bitmoji that she's used over the past four months:

Needless to say, she's kept her sense of humor!

The chemo side effects have pushed her tiny, fit body to the limits, ravaging her insides and changing her outward appearance. The next two weeks will be no picnic, and this is not the end of her treatment. Surgery and possibly radiation are still a part of the plan. But, there are better days ahead.

The saying is oh so true - cancer sucks.

But, much like Shannon, if the patient has a good attitude about it, so must the people around her. I can't be down in the dumps about it if Kula is saying "I'm lucky". It's a good reminder of the strength we each have inside us.

So, a big shout out to my friend. You are stronger than you imagined. Love you, Kuls.