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WOOHOO I am done with rads!!!!!!!!!!!!

Candi Cane
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Can you tell how happy I am?  lol  I am beyond happy to be done finally with radiation.  I thought this day would never come! 

Like many of you, I WON'T miss rads, but, I will miss the people there.  Everyone was so nice and so sweet to me.

My hubby and 2 of my girlfriends took me out for a big lunch celebration right after.  It was nice, really nice!

Now I just have to get my strength back, get my skin back to good condition and LIVE!!!!

Thanks everyone for everything!!!

Candi

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Noel
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Congrats Candi!  I remember very well how it felt to be done and it was a great feeling!

Enjoy your freedom!

And keep your creams on!

 

Candi Cane
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Thanks Noel!  I am burnt and so sore :(  Let the healing begin, right? 

Candi

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Noel
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Your skin healing will start right away Candi.  It will start to feel better and look better.  If it doesn't, contact your rads onco.  Within a couple of weeks, you should see a big difference.

Congrats again,

Noel

survivorbc09
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This is great!  Just think how nice it will be to not have to go anymore and your skin will heal quickly.

Jan

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DebbyM
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Congrats to our newest grad!

Hugs, Debby

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DianeBC
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The biggest of congratulations to you!

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Kylez
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Huge accomplishement and a huge milestone that you've finished rads!  Congratulations to you!

 

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Kristin N
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cWonderful and Marvelous!  Thrilled for your good news of your graduating!  How are you feeling today?

Nana Sue
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Congrats.  I remember that feeling so well.

Kobias
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Joined: Jun 2013

Congrats!  I cannot wait until I graduate too!

Kathy

Candi Cane
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It is getting better already.  Cross your fingers!

Kobias
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Congrats!  I envy you!  I wish it were me, but, eventually I will finish.  That's nice you got a celebratory lunch as you deserve it!

Did you have a bell to ring or get a diploma like some others talked about?

Kathy

Candi Cane
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They had a professional looking diploma for me.  It was nice to not go today..really enjoyed that!

 

Thank you everyone for all your congrats!

survivorbc09
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Congrats and how are you doing now Candi?

Candi Cane
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I'm doing great now survivor.  Thanks for asking.  My skin is so much better and I've got a lot of energy back already. 

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jnl
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Yea!  Congrats Candi!

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Megan M
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I sure can tell how happy you are and you earned it!  Rads are hard and now that you're done, you just enjoy not going, enjoy your life, and, take good care of yourself.

Hugs, Megan

Faith_In_God
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I finished mine last week and my skin is starting to heal. My energy level is increasing too. Keep on applying your creams for some time. Do you have to take Tamoxifen too or some other medication?

Good Luck

Faith

 

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Ritzy
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Congrats Candi!  Woohoo is right!  I know you've had a rough time of it.  I hope that your skin will heal quickly for you and that you will regain your energy soon. 

Remember to still take good care of your skin as you are still "cooking".

Sue :)

JJDS
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Congrats!

Candi Cane
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Ritzy, I am still using my creams.  Thanks for your good advice!  I think my skin is getting better!  Yea!

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Alexis F
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Late congrats to you Candi on finishing rads! 

Hugs, Lex

Lynne P
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You do sound happy, as we all were when we finally got to that last treatment!  I am so happy for you Candi! 

What are you going to do now with your free time? 

Lynne

June Bugs
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Congrats Candi Cane!  You did it!  Still get lots of rest and keep the creams on.

Hugs, June

Pink Rose
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Congrats to you Faith!  Are you taking tamox now?

Faith_In_God
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Thank you Pink Rose

I started tamox last week. I have to take Calcium daily too. 

 

 

Candi Cane
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Yes Faith, I am suppose to take tamoxifen.  Are you taking it?

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andi44
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Congrats Candi Cane - when we all started the radiation process it seemed like 30+ treatments was such a long time but, I found it to actually fly by...However, this last week for me has been so discomforting - my last treatment is next week...So, I totally understand your enthusiasm...Get to healing Candi and remember to use sunscreen... Smile

Andi

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jlharris
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Congrats to you on finishing your RADS treatment. I know all too well how good it feels. I have been smiling all day, but I will miss my rad techs. Without them being the great and caring human being this process could have been very depressing.

I am going to a Casino with the girls tomorrow to celebrate my grad from rads and I am so excited. This is a fund raiser for a woman here in Vancouver WA that is going to Italy to play in the World Master Games. She is 42 years old! Wow!

I have not lost must energy but my skin is sore.

I hope that you have a speedy recovery.

Jenifer

 

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Ritzy
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Big congrats to you too Jennifer!

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Kylez
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Huge milestone!  Congrats on completing it! 

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Kristin N
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Yes, congrats to you too Jjharris!

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Ritzy
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I can't say this enough, but, keep using your creams and still be very careful with your skin.  And, avoid the sun.

Sue :)

taylor manny
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So many have graduated and I wish all of you the best!  It is a great feeling when you finally have that last one! 

Nana Sue
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Joined: Jul 2013

Congratulations and wishing you a speedy recovery!

Nana Sue
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Congratulations and wishing you a speedy recovery!

Carlee
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Joined: Jul 2013

Congratulations!

Pink Rose
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Another rad grad in our house!  Congrats to you Candi!  You are done! 

Hugs, Rose

Pink Rose
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Another rad grad in our house!  Congrats to you Candi!  You are done! 

Hugs, Rose

Candi Cane
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I know Andi!  I thought they would never end and now that they have, boy, does it feel good.  How are you doing?

 

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Angie2U
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Ending rads is a very big deal.  Congrats to you Candi Cane and I wish you quick healing.  My rads onco told me to avoid any sun for a year at the least.  And, use sunscreen if you do go out.

Congrats, Angie

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LoveBabyJesus
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Congrats to you Candi!! I remember when I was done with treatments. I felt like I could get my life back. It felt emotional too. Congrats to you sweet sister! Enjoy your life now.

I hope you have a quick and smooth recovery. <3

Lynne P
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I remember how wonderful it was to not have to go every day, even though my husband, family and friends always treated me in some way.  It really wore me out.  Congrats to you and just enjoy!

June Bugs
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I hope that by now, you are already healing Candi!  Congrats!

Candi Cane
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Thanks LoveBabyJesus!  I do feel like I do have my life back and it feels so good!

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Megan M
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The biggest of congrats to you Candi! 

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camul
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Another milestone.  Hopefully the healing will be fast as you move forward.

Carol

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sea60
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Did you get a certificate? I couldn't believe they gave me one...hahaha!!

 

Hugs,

Sylvia

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VickiSam
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Congratulations on a job well ..   Getting on my dancing shoes - ready to celebrate with my hap hap happy dance.

Strength, Courage and HOPE for a Cure.

Vicki Sam

Cheryl 1
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Hoping your skin is already healing and that you're energy is returning.

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