Those of you who know me, know that I love symbolism and a good theme. While I have enjoyed blowing things up after each chemo round, I find the temperatures in the single digits take some of the fun out of it. So I have had to come up with something symbolic to do after each treatment in phase II. I decided to take my friend Marion’s suggestion to channel my inner Pooh:
“So remember Winnie the Pooh and his red balloon floating up and away . . . when your cares are too heavy, just tie them up in that balloon and watch it going up, up and away!”
I plan to release one red balloon every week for the next 12 weeks when I get home from chemo to represent one more step towards remission. For those of you who live in the area, on March 28th, after my last session in phase II, I plan to release an entire bouquet of red balloons and laugh and clap as they go up, up and away. Please plan to join me or release your own balloon.