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GONNA RING THAT BELL TODAY!!!

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tuffenuff
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Last rad today!!!

Two weeks off chemo to get blood count up then I do my two makeup doses and maybe an extra for good measure. Throat is slightly sore but 1/2 lortab fixes it. Have a little of the infamous mucus but nothing more than one would get with a sinus infection or something. Praying the trend of mild side effects continues!

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osmotar
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Joined: Jul 2011

Wonderful news

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phrannie51
Posts: 3821
Joined: Mar 2012

This is a big day, I remember so well....you enjoy the freedom of not having to go to rads anymore!!

p

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Skiffin16
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Joined: Sep 2009

WTG, onward and upward....

John

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Laralyn
Posts: 454
Joined: Apr 2012

It's a major milestone for sure. Now you can focus on recovery and healing!

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Tonsil Dad
Posts: 488
Joined: Dec 2011

Well done Tuffnuff,
a couple more weeks "cooking" and your on your way to recovery.

God bless
Tonsil dad,

Dan.

boardwalkgirl
Posts: 263
Joined: Jun 2012

I am so happy for you and I know how you feel, today was my last day too. They don't have a bell but I rang one mentally. You will be done with the chemo too before you know it! Hopefully the side effects stay away!

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phrannie51
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Joined: Mar 2012

Isn't it fun to know you don't have to get dressed and drag youself to rads anymore? What a relief!

p

katenorwood
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Joined: May 2012

BWG,
Congrads to you too ! Seriously am ringing the bell for you ! Warmest regards, Katie

ditto1
Posts: 634
Joined: Mar 2012

Tminus 5 for me, it seems so close yet so far. So everytime I see someone has finished I think it will come. I hope your side affects stay minimal. Get thru the Chemoand pull up a chair pat your self on the back and continue your healing.

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blackswampboy
Posts: 341
Joined: Jul 2012

a bell, what a great idea.
ring it hard enough to bother the neighbors.
best wishes with blood count and beating off the side-effects.

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tuffenuff
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Joined: May 2012

Today was a wonderful day! I finished my last radiation session and then was surprised repeatedly by the staff and my friends and family. First, after my treatment, my rad tech gave me a beautiful necklace she made that is a heart and on the back she engraved "LOVE HEALS ALL". Then I went out and rang the bell!!! When I was finished I thought it was odd that so many of the staff were following me to the lobby and when I came out... there they were! A whole group of my friends and family ringing cowbells, christmas bells, noise makers and cheering!!! They all had signs taped to their shirts that said Team Cindy and they even brought me balloons! It was a beautiful day and we all shed many tears of joy and thankfulness. I don't consider myself unlucky to have cancer. I consider myself VERY lucky to have people like this in my life. - Wishing everyone here swift healing and a long life full of moments like this. ♥

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jim and i
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Joined: May 2011

So happy for you. I pray the side effects stay mild.

Debbie

Sam999
Posts: 307
Joined: Mar 2012

Congratulations! It does feel so good not to think about going under that awful mask anymore!

Welcome to post-rads club :)

Sam

katenorwood
Posts: 1853
Joined: May 2012

Cindy,
Oh girl I am so impressed by your attitude ! And yes having such a terrific support system does make lifes bumps seem a little less crummy. Congrads on ringing the bell ! Get through the chemo and heal well and continued success with very few side effects. Warmest regards, Katie

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bjw1955
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Joined: Apr 2012

Praying for your healing process. bjw1955

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CivilMatt
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Joined: May 2012

Hi Cindy,

Way to go, heal on.

I just went outside and rang my bell 3 times for you and 3 times for boardwalkgirl, you both deserve the best, congratulations.

Matt

boardwalkgirl
Posts: 263
Joined: Jun 2012

Thanks CivilMatt! I love your comments about your cat when you ring the bell. We have two cats and I can imagine they would go nuts if we rang bells around here. It always makes me smile when I read that.

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fisrpotpe
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Joined: Aug 2010

love to here that ringer, congrats going out with prayers for a good positive recovery.

john

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Billie67
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Joined: Jul 2012

Congratulations! Ring that bell with all of your might!

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hwt
Posts: 1991
Joined: Jun 2012

If we all lived nearby I'm sure most of us would have also been there with bells. Happy for you!

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patricke
Posts: 484
Joined: Aug 2006

Hey tuffenuff, I happy to hear the great news, you did it!! So ring that bell, loud and strong!!

PATRICK

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