April 24, 2017 – After 8 pokes to search for a working vein, nurses at North York General Hospital infused Munira with her final Herceptin treatment, successfully closing the chapter on her battle against breast cancer.
Munira always says: “Put it out to the Universe, and let it work its magic”. The Universe has come through again.
Dr. Robson confirmed that Munira’s latest mammogram results were negative. Dr. Tiedemann confirmed that all bloodwork for her multiple myeloma (m-proteins, free light chains, etc.) are within the normal range. And her Non-Hodgkin lymphoma has been out of sight and out of mind for the past few years.
So on this, the 25th day of April, 2017, I’m putting it out to the Universe:
The Journey Through Cancer is over. Now, the Journey Beyond Cancer begins.
Thank you to everyone for your support and prayers over the last 5+ years, and especially since December 2015, when Munira was diagnosed with breast cancer.
I’m writing this post because Munira is way too busy living her life beyond cancer. Every day, she finds a way to make an impact on those around her – whether it’s providing support to others afflicted with cancer, or raising funds for cancer research at the Princess Margaret, or lending her name to the Munira Bra (to raise funds for North York General Hospital’s BMO Breast Cancer Centre), or volunteering for a major community project, or bursting into a room with her energy and exuding happiness and warmth, and … (I can’t keep up with her!)
So, thank you, and God bless everyone.
The Journey Beyond Cancer begins…