Ringing The Bell

I’m way behind on posting this.

I had my last chemo treatment on March 02 (HOORAY!) and one of the traditions at the clinic is that, after their final treatment, the patient get to ring the bell to signify the event.  Well, here I am – wish I had audio.

Ringing the Bell

All of the staff and other patients cheered or applauded.  It felt very good.

Jan also took a few pictures of the nurses who took such good care of me through all of my treatments.  Here I am with Lesta and Wendy who were the ones who usually hooked  up and monitored me while the drugs were administered.


Below is Carol, who managed the pharmacy and looked out for me in terms of drug interactions and possible side effects.  She was also one of the most cheerful and funny people on the staff.  She even dressed up in costume for special events.


While the whole process was rather difficult and long, the staff at the clinic did everything they could to make the process as easy as possibe for me.  Thanks to everyone there.

5 comments on “Ringing The Bell

  1. Wish we would of gotten a picture of what the plague on the bell said so you could of repeated it on this post. Anyhow, you are right…the staff at Iowa Blood and Cancer were fantastic…always smiling, always joking, always full of cheer.

  2. What a GREAT post, and what wonderful t-shirts, er, I mean *pictures!* (snickers)

    All kidding aside, that’s a privileged and wonderful peek into your chemo visitation and thanks so much for sharing it!

  3. Hey Dad, great photos! Your new ‘do looks great.

    Where’d you get the “Nobody Reads My Blog” shirt? I should get one of those for Greta.

  4. Some of us read your blog. Always interested to see what shows up next. I’ll give you a call when I get home and we’ll find someplace for a shared meal.
    Best wishes,