I just finished my eighth chemotherapy, and I’m feeling good. My very special Comfort Critter companion (I named her Ms. Monk
) has been with me since the beginning. Some days Ms. Monk sat quietly and kept my chemo tubes from being tangled. Some days she brought chocolate to the nurses. And some days she provided a sweet smile and gentle comfort to a new chemo patient. Ms. Monk decided that today is a symbolic day, and in her role as surrogate friend, she dressed as if you were all here with us. She wore her heart dress to show love; flowers for joy and happiness; pearls for wisdom; and her cancer survivor pin for hope. And, in her arms is a message from me that thanks you all for being there every step of this very difficult journey. It has made all the difference! Thank you, my friends, for giving me this lovable, huggable little monkey.