Since I have been home recovering from my fractured ribs, I have caught up on some shows that I wouldn’t normally be watching – but have watched in the past.
The Little Couple is one of these shows.
This week’s new episode was Jen Arnold’s last chemo treatment and during the episode she rang a bell to symbolize the end of treatment and celebrate being cancer-free.
I was reminded of my own bell ringing event at the end of my radiation treatment in 2012 after my own cancer diagnosis.
The photo is blurry and not the best, but it’s the better of the two that were taken that day.
I also found this little poem online:
Ring this bell
Three times well
Its toll to clearly say,
My treatment’s done
This course is run
And I am on my way!
– Irve Le Moyne
I got a little misty while watching Jen ring that bell in celebration of her last chemo treatment. I remember that I couldn’t wait to be done with radiation and be able to ring that bell!! Such a simple little thing, ringing a bell. But omg it symbolizes the end of treatment.
Personally, I didn’t have it as bad as some. I can’t say it was a breeze because I had a lot of side effects from the radiation that were not fun and sitting still for the 15 treatments was difficult, but I know there are many people who have gone through worse.
I was not expecting an emotional reminder of my own cancer experience tonight, however, it prompted me to search for the photos and post a little something.
Dedicated to those dealing with cancer and to the survivors.
Till next time…