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Brnadebt
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   Posted 1/7/2006 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone
 
I just wanted to say that I finished my chemo yesterday. I shed a few tears at having to say good bye to my nurses they are a great bunch. I took them presents and they had some for me it was a good day.
 
I was so happy to have it done I decided to celebrate.......well alcohol and chemo don't mix too well. I spent most of the day in bed feeling like I was going to die. I had gotten sick and had the mother of all headaches. You would think at my age I would know better!
 
I have 2 weeks off and then I meet with my new DR for my rads. I will be happy to have that behind me too. I did not think the chemo would ever be done but now it is and went by pretting quick.
 
Thanks for being there during this part of my journey, I appreciate the support.
Hugs:)
Bernadette


babyseeester
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   Posted 1/7/2006 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations on becoming a chemo grad.  It is a great feeling.  Sorry your celebration was too much for you!  LOL  Your rads will go by really fast - faster than the chemo, even though it's every day.  I hope your rads team is a good as your chemo team.  Mine was great.
L & H,
Kathy


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   Posted 1/8/2006 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations on reaching this milestone.  I'm proud of you.  Here's to looking forward!!!!!!!!
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius

Ellen


JUJU8872
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   Posted 1/8/2006 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hurray!!! Things are only going to get better from here. Congratulations on this milestone. It won't be long before you will be finishing completely. Good Luck to you.

Judy

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   Posted 1/8/2006 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   

Bernadette! Congrats on being a chemo grad!!!! The worst is behind you now. It will take you longer to get undressed for your rads than it will to have the treatment itself. Gotta watch that celebration drink! lol

Again...Congrats!!! Deb


 


Brnadebt
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   Posted 1/9/2006 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all of your replies.

I'm happy to have that part of this over with. Now onto rads!
Hugs:)
Bernadette


chantry31
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   Posted 1/9/2006 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Awww, I feel like the little sister that always gets left behind...LOL. congrats on being done!!!! (I've got two more)
Tell me what I'm in for regarding the rads. You have been such a wonderful help Bernadette. I'm so glad that you are done.

chantry
There are no wrong turnings, only paths we did not know we were meant to take - Guy Gavriel Kay


Brnadebt
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   Posted 1/9/2006 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Chantry

Thanks for your post, I'm so happy to have that part behind me. I have not heard too many horror stories about rads so I guess it won't be too bad. I will keep you posted, but for now I have 2 weeks off YEAH!
Hugs:)
Bernadette


skeeter1
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   Posted 1/9/2006 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
congrates, I remember that day for me It felt great. You will be surprised how quick radiation will go for you. I was nervous the first visit and first treatment, but was surprised how simple and easy it was for me,it became a routine to go there get a treatment and go home. I wish you all the luck with radiation. Glad you have made it this far, soon everything will be over, you just wait and see..I am happy for you....skeeter1

Tavish
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   Posted 1/9/2006 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hooray for you, a chemo grad! That is one heck of an accomplishment and deserves retail therapy, for sure. I did not drink throughout chemo and it was a while after before I was interested in a glass of wine. In no time, you will be ready for your own cocktails or adult beverages, but let that stomach and body heal inside for a while...

Rads should be a piece of cake. My rad onc gloated in joy at knowing how much easier rads was than chemo. I had very little symptoms or side effects. My breast got pink and the tissue got tender, still is after 5 years, but only feels sore if hard pressure is applied. You are on the down side of the hill and it will be over before you know it!
Congrats!
Lori


Kattbird
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   Posted 1/10/2006 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   

Congratulations! I know you are so happy to be done with that. I don't know why, but I was nervous to do my last one. I didn't really get too close with anyone there. It may sound rude or selfish, but I just wanted to do what I had to do and be done with the whole ordeal. There were 2 nurses that were there regularly and they were both very nice.

I hope you do good with the rads. Too bad everything isn't over for you. I can't believe 4 months have gone by from the time I did my rads and chemo and it's over. I hope none of us EVER have to go through this again! :-)

How many weeks will you have to do rads? Hang in there, it too will be over with before you know it. smurf


Brnadebt
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   Posted 1/10/2006 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kathy

I wish I were in your shoes, but all I have left is 6 weeks of rads and I can do that. I did get pretty close to my nurses (2) there were about 6 total but I really clicked with those two. They were very supportive and helpful.

So what are you doing with all of your time??? Do you have a follow up apt scheduled? Are you feeling better now that you are done with chemo? Im still very achy but my last was Friday. Yesterday was my birthday and I had such back pain that I did not enjoy the day at all. Oh well when you get to be my age it is no big deal. My husband forgot all about it too!!!!!
Hugs:)
Bernadette


Kattbird
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   Posted 1/11/2006 5:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been working thru this whole thing. I took all of last week off to try to rest up some. I have become so tired and did feel a little bad last week after my last chemo. I have a follow up with the Onc (radiation office) today which I have cancelled that appt twice. Then next week I have a follow up with the other Onc (chemo doc) and I guess I will start Tamaxofin then. She will check my blood once more to make sure everything is ok. She already gave me a prescription for the med. I will continue to take the Zoladec shot (stopped my periods) for a while, maybe for a year which is fine with me. I won't have to plan my beach trips around my period this summer. :-) :-) :-) !!!!!!
I hope you do well with the rads. I understand it can become very tiring by the end.
How is your husband doing?

Brnadebt
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   Posted 1/11/2006 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Kathy

I have been thinking about taking next week off too, I have appointments with my Onc and my Rads doctors so it would probably be a fairly relaxing week.

I see that you take a shot to stop your periods, will that make you go into menopause? Im still not sure about the menopause part of chemo. I was told that chemo would throw me into menopause but it did not. Im worried because I still have my ovaries and I was ER PR positive. My Dr kept thinking every week I would start int menopause but I didnt. I will have to remember to ask her more about it.

I sure wish the body aches would go away I still have them constantly, it makes it hard to sleep.

PS Hubby is doing better he is able to get around a little easier. Still can't put any weight on his foot though. His next apt with Dr is Feb 1st Im hoping that they will start letting him put a little weight on it. It has already been 2 months since the accident.

Take care and don't be a stranger!


Hugs:)
Bernadette

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babyseeester
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   Posted 1/11/2006 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Bernadette,
 
Glad to hear DH is doing better.  He probably won't be able to put weight on it until the cast is off.  That's how my DH was.  When was his last appt?  Do they take an x-ray each time to see how it's healing?  Does he have a pin that sort of sticks out the back of the cast?  Just curious to see if the treatment is similar to my DH's.
 
It takes several weeks to start feeling better once chemo is over.  Just be patient.  You WILL feel good again.  Take care.
 
L & H,
Kathy


Brnadebt
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   Posted 1/12/2006 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kathy

No he dosn't have a cast at all, he has a boot that he has to wear at all times except for bathing. He had the pin out the back of his heal but they clipped it off. He had his last apt 2 weeks ago and his next is Feb 1st. They just took the stitches out on his last apt. His incision startedin the outside middle of his arch and went all the way up his heal, very long scar.

I sure hope that I start feeling better because these body aches are a pain. Iam starting a walking plan and cutting back on my food to try and get some weight off before Tamoxafin, wish me luck.
Hugs:)
Bernadette


DiVanDyke
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   Posted 1/18/2006 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

Congratulations! I also hope your rads go quickly. I loved my team too and miss them to this day. Wish they had time to visit. I was very sleepy and slept most of the time. That made them go even faster. Hugs, Di


Brnadebt
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   Posted 1/18/2006 10:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Di

Thanks, I see my rads Dr tomarrow for the first time Im not sure what to expect from the first visit dont know if I will get my tattoo then or later. Im a little nervous about the visit but just want to get it all behind me.

I have been a little down since not having to go to chemo anymore, I guess it is just a little let down but maybe rads will get me up there again.
Hugs:)
Bernadette

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