I Finished Radiation Treatments!!!!!

Jeanne D
Jeanne D Member Posts: 1,867
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
I had my last radiation treatment today! 37 total, 25 to the entire area and 12 boosters. These last few "boosters" were the worse. I am soooooooooo glad they are finally over. I am really tired and I hope my energy will return soon. My breast is burnt, since the lumpectomy site is right on it. So, it is burnt, blistered and very sore. :( But, they said it would heal soon and to keep using the cremes, which I will. It seemed this day would never come..I am so happy that the rads are over! And, CONGRATS to all of you that finished them!

This is me after my last one! I loved the techs..they were all so nice! Notice the very thick door on the left. That is the entrance to the radiation room. It looked like it was a foot thick of concrete. YIKES! lol
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  • Noel
    Noel Member Posts: 3,095 Member
    Congrats Jeanne!
    What a relief it must be to be done with rads. I finish this week too and can't wait. It does seem like I have been getting zapped forever. lol I am very happy for you!
  • EveningStar2
    EveningStar2 Member Posts: 491 Member
    Done
    Congratulations! Now you are going to wonder why you don't have somewhere to go everyday!

    Maureen
  • Jeanne D
    Jeanne D Member Posts: 1,867

    Done
    Congratulations! Now you are going to wonder why you don't have somewhere to go everyday!

    Maureen

    Thanks Noel and Maureen
    Thank you for the congrats! Noel, I will congratulate you early on finishing your rad treatments. I know they aren't easy. And Maureen, how are you doing? Are you all healed up now and have some energy? I look forward to that day!
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    so happy for you!
    Way to go, Jeanne. I hope you heal swiftly and well. Can't wait till I'm done!
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
    I'm dancing for you!!!!
    YEA YEA YEA!!!!! Naked happy dance!!!!

    Now comes the serious part....LIVING!!!!

    Hugs, Kathi
  • Marcia527
    Marcia527 Member Posts: 2,729
    Congratulations! Believe it
    Congratulations! Believe it or not, I actually missed going in for my daily zap. It was a routine that was a lot better than chemo. That was back in 2004.
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    Heartfelt Congratulations, Jeanne D! :-)
    Good, good, good for you! WOW! Huge accomplishment!

    Though sorry for your current "burnt" status and the accompanying discomfort... You WILL begin to heal, and quickly, now that your rads are completed.

    Kind regards, Susan
  • cats_toy
    cats_toy Member Posts: 1,462 Member
    congrats!
    so many are finishing up. This is wonderful, just remember, you are not done cooking yet, so keep the creams going! they always do the boosters on the scar so it does burn more than the rest.
    congrats again. next phase: follow ups - it's a breeze
    Cat
  • mmontero38
    mmontero38 Member Posts: 1,510
    Congrats Jeanne, you are
    Congrats Jeanne, you are DONE!!!!!! And now....... to living your life. Doing the nekkid happy dance and what a sight that is. LOL. Hugs, Lili
  • Alexis F
    Alexis F Member Posts: 3,598

    Congrats Jeanne, you are
    Congrats Jeanne, you are DONE!!!!!! And now....... to living your life. Doing the nekkid happy dance and what a sight that is. LOL. Hugs, Lili

    Just joined but wanted to say congrats!
    Congratulations to you Jeanne D! I am starting radiation soon and will be reading the posts on here to see what to expect. The radiation oncologist has told me and given me literature, but, it always better to get first hand experience. So, wish me luck and congrats again to you!
  • mmontero38
    mmontero38 Member Posts: 1,510
    Alexis F said:

    Just joined but wanted to say congrats!
    Congratulations to you Jeanne D! I am starting radiation soon and will be reading the posts on here to see what to expect. The radiation oncologist has told me and given me literature, but, it always better to get first hand experience. So, wish me luck and congrats again to you!

    Lots of luck to you Alexis
    Lots of luck to you Alexis ans I'm glad you found us. Hugs, Lili
  • JoyD
    JoyD Member Posts: 81

    Lots of luck to you Alexis
    Lots of luck to you Alexis ans I'm glad you found us. Hugs, Lili

    CONGRATS!
    Congratulations Jeane D. You should start planning for a long vacation. I am proud of you! I still have a long way to go in terms of my treatment. Really happy for you!

    Joy
  • GreeneyedGirl
    GreeneyedGirl Member Posts: 1,077
    JoyD said:

    CONGRATS!
    Congratulations Jeane D. You should start planning for a long vacation. I am proud of you! I still have a long way to go in terms of my treatment. Really happy for you!

    Joy

    Yay it's over!
    Good for you. Do keep yourself "lubed" up as you continue to heal.
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    Alexis F said:

    Just joined but wanted to say congrats!
    Congratulations to you Jeanne D! I am starting radiation soon and will be reading the posts on here to see what to expect. The radiation oncologist has told me and given me literature, but, it always better to get first hand experience. So, wish me luck and congrats again to you!

    Welcome, Alexis F!
    And, and best wishes for minimal - if any - side effects from your upcoming radiation treatment.

    Kind regards, Susan
  • NeNe60
    NeNe60 Member Posts: 11
    Soooo happy for you, Jeanne!!!!
    Oh, how truly wonderful that your radiation treatments are over!!! Just keep those creams on and get plenty of rest. For all of this will be behind you and your energy level will return
    soon.

    So excited for you and know that you will have many, many good years ahead of you.
    Take care.
    NeNe 60
  • CR1954
    CR1954 Member Posts: 1,390 Member
    Hurray!!!!!!!
    Hurray Jeanne! Congrats on making it through the rads!
    Take care of those burns!

    Hugs!
    CR
  • tasha_111
    tasha_111 Member Posts: 2,072
    NeNe60 said:

    Soooo happy for you, Jeanne!!!!
    Oh, how truly wonderful that your radiation treatments are over!!! Just keep those creams on and get plenty of rest. For all of this will be behind you and your energy level will return
    soon.

    So excited for you and know that you will have many, many good years ahead of you.
    Take care.
    NeNe 60

    Jeanne....Great News!
    Hey, you've DONE IT! Well done. I didn't have anywhere near as much Radiation as you and I was OK in a week, even though I was badly burned. I had one black boob for 3 months! Hey I always loved a great tan (Maybe not THAT great).
    Huge hugs to you, you brave soul. Now get out there and LIVE IT UP!!!!!!!!!! Luv Jxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    Boosters??? What are they???????
    Whoooooo hoooo! Congrats!!! I also had a lumpectomy, with positive lymphnodes, chemo and rads, but I have been meaning to ask: What in Hell-o are Boosters??? I imagine that in 6 years treatments have advanced to infinity and beyond~ yet even Googling radiation boosters has given NO workable answers~ so what are they?? How are they more, or better than "plain old"?


    Thanks in advance for the info! and once more,CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hugs,
    Claudia
  • mmontero38
    mmontero38 Member Posts: 1,510
    chenheart said:

    Boosters??? What are they???????
    Whoooooo hoooo! Congrats!!! I also had a lumpectomy, with positive lymphnodes, chemo and rads, but I have been meaning to ask: What in Hell-o are Boosters??? I imagine that in 6 years treatments have advanced to infinity and beyond~ yet even Googling radiation boosters has given NO workable answers~ so what are they?? How are they more, or better than "plain old"?


    Thanks in advance for the info! and once more,CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hugs,
    Claudia

    Boosters
    Hey Claudia Boosters are targeted to the area where the tumor was located. They do a more concentrated and higher dose in that one spot and is usually done at the end after the whole breast area was radiated. Hugs, Lili
  • mgm42
    mgm42 Member Posts: 491 Member
    I know the feeling....Yeah!!!!!
    I understand how you're feeling. Yes, yes, yes. The burns do heal, and usually rather quickly. The fatigue does fade away. Hip, hip, hooray! I finished June 26, 2008. My stamina is almost as good as it was before. Congratulations. Way to go, girl! Hugs, Marilynn