Sisters, I just had my last chemo!!!

mimivac
mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
I saw some of the good wishes for me on other threads and wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the wonderful support here from all my sisters (and a few of my brothers). You are all so precious to me, even though I haven't met any of you in person. Our struggle unites us.

I did have to have another red blood booster shot, but other than that, everything went as expected. I think the psychological relief of finishing this phase of treatment will help me through the physical hardships this time.

I want to remind everyone on chemo something that they already know: IT ENDS. Moopy, Jackie -- I hope you can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Anyway, just wanted a moment of celebration with the people who would understand the most.

Love,

Mimi
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  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    YAY Mimi!
    Now you're one of the sisters at the end of the tunnel waving your flashlight... in three short weeks, Jackie and I will be joining y'all. I am so proud of you and happy for you and so is Joe.

    Love,
    Moopy

    P.S. Is that cute guy next to you your Simon? Nice catch, sister!
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    Moopy23 said:

    YAY Mimi!
    Now you're one of the sisters at the end of the tunnel waving your flashlight... in three short weeks, Jackie and I will be joining y'all. I am so proud of you and happy for you and so is Joe.

    Love,
    Moopy

    P.S. Is that cute guy next to you your Simon? Nice catch, sister!

    Hey Moopy,
    Thanks for the good wishes!! I can't wait till you and Jackie join me with your flashlights.

    Yes, that is my husband, Simon. I will tell him what you said! We'll have our 7th wedding anniversary in August.

    Mimi
  • Derbygirl
    Derbygirl Member Posts: 198
    So glad the worst part of
    So glad the worst part of treatment is almost behind you. Now you can move on to reclaim your life after chemo. Radiation should be so much easier for you.
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    So happy for you!!!
    We may never have met. but i feel closer to you and Moopy and other sisters on this board than I do some of my close friends. You have been here with me and for me through this rough time. And i am so glad we can be here for the celebrations too!!! You made it and i am so proud of you. I will be following in your foorprints very soon and know you will give me the best advice! Your hair will grow back now! and i am looking forward to seeing all the pics of your new do's!!

    As Moopy said that hubby of yours is a real cutie..but hey look at that gorgeous woman sitting with him!!! You truly are beautiful Mimi inside and out..and i am celebrating with you today. May God give you all the joy life holds in store for you.
    lotsa love
    jackie
  • creampuff91344
    creampuff91344 Member Posts: 988
    rjjj said:

    So happy for you!!!
    We may never have met. but i feel closer to you and Moopy and other sisters on this board than I do some of my close friends. You have been here with me and for me through this rough time. And i am so glad we can be here for the celebrations too!!! You made it and i am so proud of you. I will be following in your foorprints very soon and know you will give me the best advice! Your hair will grow back now! and i am looking forward to seeing all the pics of your new do's!!

    As Moopy said that hubby of yours is a real cutie..but hey look at that gorgeous woman sitting with him!!! You truly are beautiful Mimi inside and out..and i am celebrating with you today. May God give you all the joy life holds in store for you.
    lotsa love
    jackie

    Mimi, my congratulations to
    Mimi, my congratulations to you on completing chemo....what a relief that is, and I know you are looking forward to better days. The worst is over, now just spend the next few weeks getting your strength back, and moving to the next phase. I had you in my mind yesterday, along with Jackie and Moopy and everyone else while you all were undergoinging your treatment. Congratulations!

    Jidy
  • Marcia527
    Marcia527 Member Posts: 2,729
    Yea!!! Don't you just have a
    Yea!!! Don't you just have a lightness of being at completion of chemo? Congratulations!
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member

    Mimi, my congratulations to
    Mimi, my congratulations to you on completing chemo....what a relief that is, and I know you are looking forward to better days. The worst is over, now just spend the next few weeks getting your strength back, and moving to the next phase. I had you in my mind yesterday, along with Jackie and Moopy and everyone else while you all were undergoinging your treatment. Congratulations!

    Jidy

    thanks Judy
    thanx for all your good wishes. Sounds like you helped pull us through with your flashlight and now Mimi will be out there with you with hers.
    I asked my chemo Nr. if i was getting Regland (sp.) in my anti-nausea and they said they don't ever give that any more..Thank God. I told them your story. and we prayed that you will find a cure for this. Keep hounding your Dr.'s I hope everthing gets better for you dear.

    Love and hugs
    jackie
  • Aortus
    Aortus Member Posts: 967
    Great news!!!
    You are nothing short of amazing, Mimi, and an inspiration to us all: survivors and caregivers alike! You keep going, girl!

    Joe
  • lynn1950
    lynn1950 Member Posts: 2,570
    I am so happy this part of the journey has ended
    Mimi, I am so glad that you've weathered this storm. What kind of shot for red blood cells did you receive? Don't forget to eat your broccoli. Love, Lynn
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    lynn1950 said:

    I am so happy this part of the journey has ended
    Mimi, I am so glad that you've weathered this storm. What kind of shot for red blood cells did you receive? Don't forget to eat your broccoli. Love, Lynn

    Thank you to all
    For your beautiful messages. I don't feel amazing or inspirational: it is you survivors and caregivers who have given me the strength to go on day after day. We're in this fight together and that means so much.

    Lynn, twice now my red blood cell count has dropped below acceptable levels. After doing an iron study, they determined that my iron levels were normal. That meant that the drop was due to chemo and not any underlying anemia on my part. Therefore they were able to give me something that would bind to the iron I already had and boost the red levels. Otherwise, I would have needed an iron infusion.

    Mimi
  • mmontero38
    mmontero38 Member Posts: 1,510
    Mimi, I'm doing the nekkid
    Mimi, I'm doing the nekkid happy dance for you!!!!! When we are in the midst of treatment, it seems like the end will never get here, but it does. And it is DOABLE. I am rejoicing with you and am very happy you are done. The worst part of treatment is over. Hugs to you and raising a glass of champagne in your honor. Lili
  • phoenixrising
    phoenixrising Member Posts: 1,508
    Congratulations Mimi, it's a
    Congratulations Mimi, it's a great feeling isn't it?? Finishing the last chemo tx is one memory that sticks with me. It was Apr 07 and a beautiful Easter weekend. Time to celebrate as soon as you feel up to it.
    love
    jan
  • tasha_111
    tasha_111 Member Posts: 2,072

    Congratulations Mimi, it's a
    Congratulations Mimi, it's a great feeling isn't it?? Finishing the last chemo tx is one memory that sticks with me. It was Apr 07 and a beautiful Easter weekend. Time to celebrate as soon as you feel up to it.
    love
    jan

    Well Done MIMI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You did it! What a great feeling! Hey never mind a glass of champers...I'll raise the whole BOTTLE to you! Hugs Jxxx
  • JoyD
    JoyD Member Posts: 81
    Happy for you....
    Mimivac: Congratulations to you....I am really happy for you as you are done with your Chemo. As I said earlier in Jackie's discussion board, I just started with my chemo tx. I just hope you will still be around in this discussion board to help other people going through this process. All three of you (Moopy, Jackie and you) are my inspiration and really take your advise seriously.

    Now the next step is Radiation. Pls post your experience on this next step, as I know that I will taking notes and will be learning from your experiences.

    Once again, thank you very much and GOD bless you always.

    Joy
  • redriverartist
    redriverartist Member Posts: 54
    Congratulations!
    You've done it! I'm so proud of you. Like you, I just had my last round and it feels so good to be able to wave that flashlight finally! Blessings and hugs, Teresa
  • Eil4186
    Eil4186 Member Posts: 949
    Congrats Mimi!!! You
    Congrats Mimi!!! You graduated.
  • gerrico1216
    gerrico1216 Member Posts: 41
    Congrats!!!
    Mimi,
    I am so happy for you. As Lilly said lets to the dance.
  • EveningStar2
    EveningStar2 Member Posts: 491 Member
    Dancing
    Doing the nekid happy dance for you and Teresa!

    Maureen
  • RE
    RE Member Posts: 4,591 Member
    mimivac said:

    Hey Moopy,
    Thanks for the good wishes!! I can't wait till you and Jackie join me with your flashlights.

    Yes, that is my husband, Simon. I will tell him what you said! We'll have our 7th wedding anniversary in August.

    Mimi

    OH HAPPY DAY!
    Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!! That is simply fabulous news, I don't dance well so I am doing the happy happy joy joy shuffle! Three cheers for MIMI!

    HIP HIP HOORAY!
    HIP HIP HOORAY!
    HIP HIP HOORAY!

    Hugs,

    RE
  • Jadie
    Jadie Member Posts: 723
    Congrats Mimi I am so happy
    Congrats Mimi I am so happy for you. When you finish your rads we will give you your cyber diploma.

    Hugs
    Jadie