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Finished Rads

Mittensandmedwick
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Well ladies it is official I finished 33 rads today, so I am done with that. I wiil go to the Drs on Oct 9th to talk about the side effects of taking arimidex and I am sure he will have me start taking them that day. I made it through the rads without to much damage. I am red and sore, but it could have been much worse I want to thank everybody for all the support I have received so far. One door closes and another one opens, so off I go through the other door to see where it leads. Will post when I have more info

Thanks
Patricia

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Angie2U
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Congrats on finishing rads Patricia!

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ksf56
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Congratulations on finishing radiation! It was a very liberating feeling for me and I hope it is for you as well!

Hugs!
Karen

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Kylez
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Congratulations rad grad!

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Kylez
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Congratulations rad grad!

MAJW
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Pat yourself on the back, job well done!!!!! Now off to the next step...best of luck...
Hugs, Nancy

Mittensandmedwick
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Thanks ladies. It has not really sunk in that I am done. I was wondering does anyone know how long the side effects last? I have heard different stories and I am not sure which one/s are true. I know everyone is different but at least the feedback will be from people who have experienced it

Thanks
Patricia

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Christmas Girl
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Congratulations!!!

I've been through rads twice. Both times, my doctor said it takes about a year to recover - although everyone's different. (I am still healing from the second round, with a few more months yet to go.) Take good care of yourself!

Kind regards, Susan

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peanutcat
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CONGRADULATIONS PATRICIA I, so happy for you

survivorbc09
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Congrats!

debsweb18
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Congratulations for graduating from Camp Nukemboobie!

Deb

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Noel
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33 rads and you are done! Big congratulations to you! Enjoy your free time now.

Hugs, Noel

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Alexis F
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Finishing rads is such a huge milestone in our lives. Congratulations!

Lex

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VickiSam
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Job well done, Patricia! Can you see that 'finish' line? Relax, and regain your
strength --

Strength, Courage and HOPE for a Cure.

Vicki Sam

disneyfan2008
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yipppe, exciting.(that is the ONE date I remember with all the BC events)

congrats...

Denise

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DebbyM
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Woohoo! I remember so well when I finished! I got a diploma and they even had a little party for me at the cancer center.

Congrats,

Debby

Mittensandmedwick
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Wow Debby that is cool that you got a diploma and had a little party. I just got a congrats you are done gonna go out and party? Thanks for all the support. It really makes a difference. Hope everyone is doing ok

Patricia

Mittensandmedwick
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To desweb18 I love your camp nukemboobie. I will share that with my friends

Thanks
Patricia

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Alexis F
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Laughing at Deb's camp nukemboobie too! I need to remember that term!

Lex

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Noel
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I got a diploma also Patricia, signed by all of my techs and my rads oncologist, and, I rang the bell they had there.

I am glad we could help you thru this Patricia!

Hugs, Noel

sdukowitz
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Congrats on finishing rads! Sue D

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Kristin N
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Congrats!

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Megan M
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Sorry I'm late, but, big congrats you rad grad!

Hugs, Megan

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desertgirl947
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Congratulations on your milestone. I finished mine September 26: twenty-eight of the regular type and five boosts.

I did have some issues with burns, although they did not get me off schedule. Silvadene helped me out. I used that for 18 days. My biggest area was under my arm, related to the initial RT. Then I got two fairly small ones more on my chest area, related to the boosts. As painful and sore as it was, I was thankful that a lot of the areas are numb from my surgery. I can't imagine what it would be like for someone who could feel it well. UGH!

The red has lessened. Areas itch. So, I know I am healing.

I had surgery the third week in February, did chemo from early April through mid-July, and then did rads from the second week in August until near the end of September. It is odd to be done done rather than done and onto the next treatment. (I do take a hormonal pill, but that is a lot easier to do than the other two things were.)

Best wishes to you, Patricia.

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Angie2U
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Late congrats to you too Patricia! You did it!

Hugs, Angie

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