What a day!
There was a big 'happy ad' in the newspaper for me. Karen came from church with a tote which contained all sorts of pampering type stuff...velour pajamas, bathsalts, scented candle, a CD of thunderstorms (you will not understand how terrific that is unless you've seen me stop what I am doing to watch a storm roll in). These things will be wonderfully comforting. Another Karen made me a pillow case. It is soft and emblazened with princesses. Mary J. who just finished her radiation and been such a wonderful support to me had a gift bag. I have a 'Save the Ta-tas' teeshirt and bumper sticker, and the really good chocolate. I nearly cried when one of the staff gave me a pink ribbon pin. I hadn't realized that I began coming to the cancer center at about the same time she started working there. She privately considered me 'her' patient. It seems like I'm finding a congratulatory post everywhere I go in blogland (Bush Babe's got the most complete list, I think, since this was all her idea) and I have to tell you that these things have touched me more than I can say. I'm emotional, lightheaded, sparks flashing before my eyes, ears buzzing. I need to go lie back down, but I wanted to say thanks, from the bottom of my heart. I will write a more coherent post later, but I wanted to tell you all that this has been one of the most remarkable days of my life.