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Posted 2016-10-27T18:53:00Z

I'm almost done!

Round 6 has begun! Thankfully there was a bed yesterday, so I got to the hospital late afternoon to get started on my final round of chemo. 

I have had a rough couple of weeks, but finally (as of the last two days) am feeling a bit stronger walking into this round. I know it's going to knock me down pretty hard again, but knowing it's the final one is helping already. 

I can't wait to be done with this awful routine and am really hoping my body makes it through this final cycle without getting too hard of a beating (not too realistic, but hopeful thinking!). 

Thank you all for your support! It's been a LONG six months, but I know that this journey is going to bring opportunity as well as the hardship Jess and I have endured. I'm appreciating the time to do some good soul searching and know that I'll have more time and brain power to work through that part of the process once I'm in the healing process for the next few months.

Speaking of healing, if anyone local is up for walking with me as I start to rebuild, let me know! I'd love company :)

Also, I want to take this moment here to thank Jess for all of her support so far through this process, and for doing all of the gazillion things to take care of me and our house/lives for this last six months. To say it hasn't been easy is a huge understatement. 

Sending you all love and sending myself the strength to get through this final chemo!!

 

P.S. Reminder to click on the two photos to actually see the whole pic. That's my picc line under the blue, red and white stripe band. Feeling strong as I left the house for #6!

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Comments (10)

  • Larry Rosen
    Larry Rosen

    You my eldest daughter are amazing! I am so proud of you for enduring and succeeding. Can't wait to see you again feeling better day by day.

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Dr. Leslie Shore
    Dr. Leslie Shore

    Ari: We are pulling for you. What an ordeal, I know that I say this a lot. But, it's unimaginable. Thank you for keeping us posted and we also find Jess to be a marvel of a human being! We think of you, always. Let us know, if you need help from afar. Love, Leslie and Stanley Bob and Family.

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Kaylee Mulligan
    Kaylee Mulligan

    ROUND 6! I am so proud of you, sis. Can't wait to see you later today. You're amazing.

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Maxx H
    Maxx H

    You go, Arielle! Knock it out of the park! You got this. HUGE hugs to you and Jess and you head into this last round. Love!

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Carolyn Laub
    Carolyn Laub

    Round 6!!! The last round!!! Go Arielle go! We love you and we are so amazed by your strength and endurance. - Carolyn, Heather, Zuri and Kira P.S. Bring on the walks. :)

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Mallory Gazecki
    Mallory Gazecki

    I can't imagine what you are going through, but very in awe that you're so strong and positive and keeping us posted like you are. And thanks Jess! xo Mallory

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Susan Mallon
    Susan Mallon

    Loving your Rosie the Riveter pose...you can do it! https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/12/We_Can_Do_It!.jpg I would love to go walking with you sometime :-)

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Ellen Moir
    Ellen Moir

    Arielle -- sending lots of love and good thoughts. So glad that you are almost done. Sounds tough and we are proud of you too. Love to Jess.

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Amy Zirkle
    Amy Zirkle

    Yay!! It sounds like you're in the final stretch! Thank you for sharing the photos too and from where I'm sitting there is a sparkle in your eyes my dear that says it all, you got this! That's not to minimize the fact that the final round, is probably going to suck. Which I'm sure it is. But you're almost finished with the chemo part, and you've got an amazing partner in Jess and community around you. Thinking of you and Jess.

    3 years ago · Reply
  • Judy Heumann
    Judy Heumann

    Arie and Jess---you are both heros! The strength of your hope and stamina in beating this cancer is remarkable! We all look forward to celebrating your finishing the treatment and being on the other side. And the finish line is near!

    3 years ago · Reply
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