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GraceLibby
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Today was my last treatment day and I rang the bell! Time to recuperate now.

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sweetblood22
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Doesn't it feel great knowing you don't have to get zapped anymore! Hoping you will have a good recovery and that you don't experience too much of a peak in the next couple weeks. It's a great relief to be done. :)

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D Lewis
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Joined: Jan 2010

Good job! Well done! (Yes, we were all pretty "well done" by the time we got to the end of the rads.) Now, let the healing begin.

Deb

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Pam M
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Joined: Nov 2009

Good to know the radiation's done it's job, and you don't have to keep doing something that's hurting your body. Hope your recovery is quick and uneventful.

DJG1
Posts: 122
Joined: Jun 2010

Congratulations Grace. I am glad you cross the finish line. I am right behind you. I had a small setback, due to the radiaiton burns on my neck. I was scheduled to finsh last Tuesday, but they made me sit out 7 days. I went back yesterday and now will finsh next Monday. Good luck on your recovery.
Deb

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Glenna M
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Joined: May 2009

Wonderful news!! I'm one year post treatment and can remember my last day as if it were yesterday. It's such a wonderful feeling to complete treatment and move on to the recovery stage.

Give yourself time to heal and don't try to rush things like most of us have done :)

Stay well and stay strong,
Glenna

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Greg53
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Joined: Apr 2010

Congrats! Here's to a speedy recovery.

Positive thoughts!
Greg

Noellesmom
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Joined: Aug 2010

I know you are so happy to have that behind you!

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Jimbo55
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Joined: Jun 2010

Grace, So glad to hear you're finished and hope your recovery is swift and steady. Stay strong. Cheers

Jimbo

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stevenl
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Joined: Jan 2010

Grace,

As I have said before the last day is the best day!!!
Best to you.
Steve

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JUDYV5
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Joined: Jun 2010

Hope you have a speedy recovery !!!

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miccmill
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Joined: May 2010

Job well done!

sportsman
Posts: 98
Joined: Feb 2010

Going on four years now since I rang the bell. Time moves on and things get better. I remember the day I rang the bell I felt so bad I really did not want to be in the world. I actually took two radiation treatments my final day because it was a Friday and I did not want to go into another week. No signs of cancer now and I have another check-up in December which will be almost exactly four years from the time I was diagnosed. Still a lot of bad days due to serious side effects I have suffered from the radiation but I am alive and God has graciously given me these four years to spend with my family. Take every day a day at a time. Congratulations on finishing your treatment and God Bless.

mixleader
Posts: 267
Joined: Oct 2010

Congratulations! Doesn't it feel great to know that this part is behind you now? I am about 8 weeks post rads and I can certainly remember how great that day felt. Best of luck on the healing process.

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delnative
Posts: 452
Joined: Aug 2009

So, did you actually ring a bell?
I was treated at Johns Hopkins, where they had a bell that people who had just taken their last treatment would ring and everyone else would applaud.
I waited six weeks-plus to ring that bell, and when I finally finished it felt good to whack the heck out of it.
Congratulations!

--Jim in Delaware

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GraceLibby
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Joined: Jul 2010

Our radiology dept doesn't have a bell, although I was told this issue has been sitting in "committee" for about three years now. There is a bell on the 7th floor of the hospital that we were allowed to use to celebrate. So, yes, I rang the bell but not in the right department.

If I find the right bell at some point in time, I get the feeling that the radiology department might get a donation. It's a necessity.

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Hondo
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Joined: Apr 2009

Glad to hear the good news

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luv4lacrosse
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Joined: Jul 2010

Good thoughts and a fast recovery with minimal side effects.

Mike

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Scambuster
Posts: 975
Joined: Nov 2009

GL, Glad to hear you are through the treatments. I hope you have a speedy recovery now. It can be rough but you can get through and get your life back. Focus on your nutrition to allow your body the best chances at full recovery.

Stay well,
Scam

rozaroo
Posts: 667
Joined: Apr 2010

Congratulation's! All my best with your recovery! I love the idea of the bell ringing & wish we had one at our centre.

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Skiffin16
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Joined: Sep 2009

Congrats....stay positive, know you have climbed the mountain and made it to the top.....

Best,
John

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fisrpotpe
Posts: 1317
Joined: Aug 2010

Great news to hear your finished and added sounds of hearing the bell ring strong. Prayers for patience, strength and maintaining a positive mental attitude are being shouted out.

John

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