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One-Year Chemoversary!

Filed under: Uncategorized — rica55 at 8:40 am on Thursday, April 10, 2014

It’s an anniversary of a different kind for Jilly today!  Yes…I like to try to think of any and every type of anniversary I can think of.  One year ago today, Jill completed her course of IV chemotherapy with her last treatment (no I didn’t memorize the date, I had to look it up!).  So happy chemoversary to Jill!!!  I honestly cannot believe it’s been a year.  It’s so trite to say – but it REALLY feels like just yesterday she was finishing up chemo and I was worrying about “what next?”.  Well…what next was NOTHING!

We gave metronomics a shot for a few months – but that didn’t work out so well for her tummy.  It was truly frightening for me to accept that “doing nothing” was OKAY.  But I did….and it WAS!  Jill is now going on 16 months cancer-free (KNOCK ON WOOD).  Seeing her go through two surgeries and chemotherapy was obviously very hard for me, but I can honestly say accepting the fact that just leaving her alone to be a happy kitty and live life with no treatment was almost just as hard.

It’s strange sometimes.  I think back to this time last year and so much was going on I was able to make a blog post about this journey almost bi-weekly.  And now…all is quiet (KNOCK ON WOOD).  Sometimes I’ll look at Jill and think “Does she even know what she went through?”…..I honestly don’t think so.  Our pets are such fighters.  It amazes me.  I never ever gave it any thought before this all began and now it truly amazes me all the stories I’ve seen here and we’ve been inspired each and every one.

And so life goes on……and even though it’s quiet I know my little one is still fighting her war and she doesn’t even know how many battles she’s already won.

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April 10, 2014 @ 8:46 am   Reply

Dear Erica and Jill,
All anniversaries are great to celebrate for sure! Happy chemoversary!!!! You need a special celebration for sure… extra special treat….a mouse?!

Esther and her Snoop


April 10, 2014 @ 3:00 pm   Reply

AWWW JILL, WE LOVE YOU SO!! And your momma too!

Nice relfection of your thoughts, every nice Pepper!

I love vido where she plays…then goes to momma to get a little kitty scratch and goes back to playing!

And I can NEVER get enough of jill and her paws while she’s getting tumm ribs! Love this kitty! LOVE HER!!

Hey Pepper, just becaue things are “quiet” is NO excuse not to blog! You have so e of the most fun comme tary and pictures and we miss not seeng them!! So your “reaso ” to blog is because we love seeing ANYTHING JILL…or …JACK too! As far as Jack is concerned, comic relief is ALWAYS a good reason to blog!!



Salt and Happy Hannah


April 10, 2014 @ 6:45 pm   Reply

You look fab Jill! Keep up the fantabulous work!

   The Island Cats

April 10, 2014 @ 7:39 pm   Reply

Yay Jill! We purr that you stay cancer free!


April 10, 2014 @ 9:53 pm   Reply

Yay Jill, Happy Chemoversary. You are looking good. Keep going baby. Quiet is very good. Keep kicking butt.

Michelle & Angel Sassy


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