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Last day of chemo!

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JimboC
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I just had to post a happy note... This completes my last complete day of chemo. Since February 28th, I have completed some 6 rounds of ECF chemo amounting to 18 weeks. I am very happy to have my 5FU pump removed. I will most likely be up there at 7:45am when they open the doors to have it taken off. Then home for the longest shower in history. More than likely I will drain the hot water heater it will be so long. No plastic wrap either. ;)

All my best!

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TerryV
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And GREAT for you, Jimbo :)

That's wonderful news! Prayers and best wishes for good follow-up scans now that you're done with chemo.

Terry

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paul61
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Jimbo,

Congratulations!!!! I also completed 18 weeks of chemo after my surgery and I remember well how happy I was to get rid of that pump!! No more having to remember to pick it up every time I got out of bed, no more showering with plastic wrap over the port, no more beeping when the pump got low .....

I really enjoyed my first night of sleep without that thing.

You will be surprised at how much better you will feel in just a couple of days.

Best Regards,

Paul Adams
McCormick, South Carolina

DX 10/22/2009 T2N1M0 Stage IIB
12/03/2009 Ivor Lewis
2/8 through 6/14/2010 Adjuvant Chemo Cisplatin, Epirubicin, 5 FU
3/14/2011 CT Scan NED

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!

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LilChemoSmoker
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Way to go Jimbo! What a relief huh? I have to say a HUGE KUDOS to you my friend! You have triumphed and come out the other side! I will be there at 7:45 AM in spirit, nodding my head and waving my hands in the victory dance! May you TOTALLY enjoy that shower and maybe even extend that to include a relaxing bath (after the water heater recovers)!
CONGRATULATIONS!

Hugs!
Michelle

jax568
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Joined: Aug 2011

Congratulations, wonderful news. Wishing you all the best and have a great smiling day tomorrow.

Jackie
Wife to stage IVb

Laura23
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Joined: Jun 2011

Congrats on another milestone!

Wishing you clean scans from here on out!

Laura
Wife to Luis, age 51
Dx 4/11/2011. T3N1M0, stage 3
MIE 8/30/2011

Wpturner05
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Joined: Aug 2011

All our best back to you!! What a day to celebrate. Enjoy that long shower with no restrictions!!

Whitney

Wpturner05
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All our best back to you!! What a day to celebrate. Enjoy that long shower with no restrictions!!

Whitney

BMGky
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Yay!!

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NikiMo
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Jim,

Celebrate today!! My husband had that pump the first time through chemo, he HATED it. One of his best days was when the pump came out, he was on it continuous for 6 weeks. We can understand your joy of losing that appendage! I pray for many clear scans for you!

My husband starts post-op chemo on the 18th of this month, hoping he tolerates it as well as you seem to have.

Niki

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Ericalynn
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Jimbo,
Celebrate, Celebrate dance to the music in the Shower, LOL, so happy that you are done with the pump. Enjoy your shower you deserve to run the hot water tank out multiple days in a row. Congratulations I am so happy you are done with Chemo. Good Job!
Erica

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Ginny_B
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I'm very happy for you!

json_2011
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Awesome news that we all love to hear , as much needed these days. CONGRADULATIONS !!

Jason

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JimboC
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I am very happy to report the pump is gone. Although I haven't had my shower yet, I have taken a few minutes to reflect on this milestone. This marks the end of my treatment. Pretty daunting thought. It all came down to this day. Pre-op chemo, let my body almost recover for a month then surgery. Again, let my body almost recover and post-op chemo. This time maybe I can get recovered. ;) My infusion nurse was pumped about it too. She even gave me a hug. I wonder if they all know what an impact they have on our lives? I tried to thank her but shoot, what do you say? Same thing for my entire treatment team. They have given me the best shot at survival possible.

Thank you everyone for your support over the last eight months. It really is amazing how we come to this anonymous forum as strangers and end up becoming so attached to each other.

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mardigras
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Joined: Sep 2011

Enjoy the shower Jimbo,
You really have earned it.
Well done for completing your chemo and thanks for
sharing the high points with us all. The good news
is what keeps us all going.
Prayers and hugs
Marci x

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chemosmoker
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Joined: Aug 2011

Jimbo,
ENJOY THAT SHOWER!!!!!
YOU SURE HAVE EARNED IT!!!

God bless and congrats!!
Sorry for my late post I missed this thread!

I am SO happy for you and proud of you for enduring the hell of it all with dignity and still taking time to help so many others here too.

YOU are an inspiration to me.

-Eric

sammy123
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So happy for you Jimbo. Enjoy the rest of your life but stay online to help us all out!!!!

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JimboC
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Thanks Sammy! I'm not going anywhere. This site is a part of the rest of my life. ;)

sammy123
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So happy for you Jimbo. Enjoy the rest of your life but stay online to help us all out!!!! haha

sammy123
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So happy for you Jimbo. Enjoy the rest of your life but stay online to help us all out!!!! haha

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JimboC
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Thank you Eric. I'm already starting to feel better being off the poison. ;) I spent all day yesterday working outside. I actually put new speakers in my truck. I never thought I would let myself relax enough to do something that petty again but it was nice.

This site will always be close to my heart. I still remember the rush of emotions I felt when I found this site the weekend after I was diagnosed. It gave me hope. I just hope I can give others some hope and peace like I found here.

bingbing2009
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Joined: Feb 2011

I know you are happy to be done with the chemo. I sure remember the pain in the rear wearing that pump was. I'll bet you enjoyed that long shower!

By the way, I'm originally from Ky although I don't live there anymore.

So from one fellow Kentuckian to another--wishing you lots of NED's in your future!

Melinda

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JimboC
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Well hello there fellow Kentuckian Melinda. The shower was incredible as all the ones since have been. It's so nice not to have to wrap myself up to shower now. Thanks for the well wishes!

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