Several months ago, my dear friend's mother, passed away from cancer. Last month she sent me her mother's bracelet that another cancer patient had given to her. On it written "Celebrate Small Victories". I immediately put it on, knowing exactly what it meant, especially in this new chapter of our lives.
Sephine's radiation start date got moved to Monday, December 13th due to finalizing the MRI and Scan results for more precise treatment. Needless to say, immediately there is disappointment knowing that those days will be tacked on at the end of the time. However, it also meant we did get to be home for two days.
Also this past week, she had her first blood transfusion. Her blood counts were too low to even start radiation. This meant the VNA had to come draw labs today. After several hours we got the results that the counts were perfect and we didn't have to go back up to Boston for another transfusion.
There have been so many opportunities in this process to see these small victories. Some may be disguised as grateful connections, peaceful sleep, shining moments, or even changed schedules. Traveling ever onward, our Sephine is more beautiful than ever, more amazing than ever, celebrating these small victories, every day!