DONE with cancer treatments!

mimivac
mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Well, it happened today. I had my last radiation booster, a talk with my rad. onc., a hug, and that was that. I walked out of the hospital done with active cancer treatment.

I will be doing a few more things like zometa and maybe a vaccine clinical trial, but nothing that will be as continuous or intense as chemo or radiation. I can hardly believe it. I feel like I have a whole new life. I know the end of treatment can be difficult and confusing, but for right now, I feel just great. You guys probably know by now that I am a planner, so I have all sorts of plans swirling around in my head: get a bike, buy the new iphone, have a fancy dinner, do more volunteering, exercise more, get my gorilla legs waxed. My head is spinning.

So, I want to thank everyone here for being with me on this journey. I mean it when I say that I absolutely could not have made it without you. This group is an incredible resource and support. I would be lost without it. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Love to ALL,

Mimi
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  • maryannrogers
    maryannrogers Member Posts: 115
    Mimi,
    That is absolutely

    Mimi,

    That is absolutely just plain old "wonderful"!!!! Am so happy for you. You made it girl!and I admire you so much.

    My journey has just started. My surgery is this Tuesday, 6/23. Dr. called yesterday and was so happy my PET Scan showed normal.

    I wish you all the luck in the world and keep us posted. But, most of all stay happy.

    Maryann
  • padee6339
    padee6339 Member Posts: 763
    CONGRATULATIONS!
    I am so happy for you! I am only out of treatment 2 weeks, and the feeling is awesome! Like you said - a hug, best wishes, and you're out of there. Its just a good feeling to be done. They had told me not to have my nails done during treatment, and the next day after treatment ended, I went back to my nail girl and had them done. It felt so good not to see my little stumpy fingers any more.

    GOOD LUCK! and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!
  • Derbygirl
    Derbygirl Member Posts: 198
    Ahhhh....life after breast
    Ahhhh....life after breast cancer. Now you can reclaim your life and live as if cancer won't return! I know how you feel because I was at that point on Christmas Eve 2008.
  • padee6339
    padee6339 Member Posts: 763

    Mimi,
    That is absolutely

    Mimi,

    That is absolutely just plain old "wonderful"!!!! Am so happy for you. You made it girl!and I admire you so much.

    My journey has just started. My surgery is this Tuesday, 6/23. Dr. called yesterday and was so happy my PET Scan showed normal.

    I wish you all the luck in the world and keep us posted. But, most of all stay happy.

    Maryann

    GOOD LUCK
    Good Luck to you Maryann on your surgery. I will keep you in my prayers. My surgery was 8 months ago this week and I remember how nervous I was. It is the beginning of a long journey, and I know you will be strong and get through it with frying crullers! Keep us posted!

    Pat
  • outdoorgirl
    outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565
    Mimi,
    Congratulations! Now it's time to get on with your life and those plans of yours!
  • outdoorgirl
    outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565

    Mimi,
    That is absolutely

    Mimi,

    That is absolutely just plain old "wonderful"!!!! Am so happy for you. You made it girl!and I admire you so much.

    My journey has just started. My surgery is this Tuesday, 6/23. Dr. called yesterday and was so happy my PET Scan showed normal.

    I wish you all the luck in the world and keep us posted. But, most of all stay happy.

    Maryann

    Maryann,
    Congratulations on your pet scan results!
  • taleena
    taleena Member Posts: 1,612 Member
    Mimi... I am so happy that
    Mimi... I am so happy that you have reached the other side. You have so much courage, strength, grace and such an encouraging spirit. Whatever plans you have I know will go extremely well. I wish for you the best!

    ~T
  • tgf
    tgf Member Posts: 950 Member
    taleena said:

    Mimi... I am so happy that
    Mimi... I am so happy that you have reached the other side. You have so much courage, strength, grace and such an encouraging spirit. Whatever plans you have I know will go extremely well. I wish for you the best!

    ~T

    Mimi
    I am so happy for you. It sounds like you have a lot on your "to-do" list and I am jealous. (not about the gorilla legs part though)

    Your note almost sounded like we wouldn't be hearing from you any longer ... but I hope that isn't true. Please stay in touch ... we need you here!

    big hugs.
    teena
  • Jeanne D
    Jeanne D Member Posts: 1,867
    tgf said:

    Mimi
    I am so happy for you. It sounds like you have a lot on your "to-do" list and I am jealous. (not about the gorilla legs part though)

    Your note almost sounded like we wouldn't be hearing from you any longer ... but I hope that isn't true. Please stay in touch ... we need you here!

    big hugs.
    teena

    MIMI
    CONGRATS MIMI! Feels good, doesn't it? Now, get out there and live your life! Love, Jeanne
  • lynn1950
    lynn1950 Member Posts: 2,570
    Ah, Mimi, my friend
    I am so glad for you and your happy spirits. May your life continue to unfold in new and wonderful ways. With much love, Lynn
  • Aortus
    Aortus Member Posts: 967
    lynn1950 said:

    Ah, Mimi, my friend
    I am so glad for you and your happy spirits. May your life continue to unfold in new and wonderful ways. With much love, Lynn

    Yay Mimi... YOU MADE IT!
    I know it wasn't ever easy, but you not only came through with flying colors - you have been a resource and an inspiration the entire time. See if you can't charm Simon into taking you somewhere extremely nice tonight... maybe if you let him pick out the wine?

    Congratulations!
    Joe
  • Jadie
    Jadie Member Posts: 723
    Congrats Mimi
    Now get on with your life. Seems like only yesterday that you came in here like a scared, confused little girl. Now look at how many lives you have touched and helped.

    I have never heard of a vaccine for breast cancer. What is it all about? Which cancers are they tring it on?

    Take care and hugs
    Jadie<3
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    So Happy For You!
    Mimi~

    Much as you don't like it~we are all cheering for you!!! OMG; I remember when you first came to these boards, and now you are living your Life After Cancer! I told you there would be one! LOL I am almost giddy with happiness for you; I see boutique hotels and luscious dinners in your near future!

    I am not supposing you will be a part of this family "to infinity and beyond", but I do hope you will check in with us now and again..Keep us apprised of your travels, and new favorite hotels! No, Mimi, I am sooo not pushing you out the door, but I'm really glad the door is open and you can walk out ( and in!) at will! YAY

    Hugs,
    Claudia
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    tgf said:

    Mimi
    I am so happy for you. It sounds like you have a lot on your "to-do" list and I am jealous. (not about the gorilla legs part though)

    Your note almost sounded like we wouldn't be hearing from you any longer ... but I hope that isn't true. Please stay in touch ... we need you here!

    big hugs.
    teena

    Not be here?
    Ha, you cannot get rid of me so easily! I will still be on this site for sure. There is still a lot for me to learn and give. And I have come to think of all of you as my friends.

    Mimi
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    Jadie said:

    Congrats Mimi
    Now get on with your life. Seems like only yesterday that you came in here like a scared, confused little girl. Now look at how many lives you have touched and helped.

    I have never heard of a vaccine for breast cancer. What is it all about? Which cancers are they tring it on?

    Take care and hugs
    Jadie<3</p>

    Vaccine trial
    Hi Jadie, the vaccine trial is a phase II clinical trial that gives a peptide injection to those who have HER2/neu negatives tumors, but who still express some HER2/neu gene. It's an untested treatment and in early trials, so I'm not sure I will be part of it. There is some question as to certain serious side effects it might have. I will be discussing it with my onc. and also probably getting a second opinion before I do it. If you would like, I can send you a link to it.

    Mimi
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    chenheart said:

    So Happy For You!
    Mimi~

    Much as you don't like it~we are all cheering for you!!! OMG; I remember when you first came to these boards, and now you are living your Life After Cancer! I told you there would be one! LOL I am almost giddy with happiness for you; I see boutique hotels and luscious dinners in your near future!

    I am not supposing you will be a part of this family "to infinity and beyond", but I do hope you will check in with us now and again..Keep us apprised of your travels, and new favorite hotels! No, Mimi, I am sooo not pushing you out the door, but I'm really glad the door is open and you can walk out ( and in!) at will! YAY

    Hugs,
    Claudia

    Thanks
    Well, I am not embarrassed of the cheers you guys are giving me! I feel like we are all family here, so I am quite pleased and touched. Claudia, I aspire to be like you and help others here as much as I can in the time to come. Thanks for EVERYTHING.
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    You Did It!
    Mimi, this is a wonderful day. I am so happy for you! Thank you for sharing your journey with me and with all of us. You have been an invaluable and charming companion on a journey none of us wanted. My best to you always.
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
    I'm dancing BIG time!
    YEA YEA YEA!!!!!! Grrrrrrrreat news!!!!

    You are such a trooper....go enjoy!

    Naked happy dance!!! (I can do this in Holland, no one will comment...all beaches are topless, many are clothing optional...Not THIS body!!!! ROFLMAO)

    Hugs, Kathi
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member

    Mimi,
    That is absolutely

    Mimi,

    That is absolutely just plain old "wonderful"!!!! Am so happy for you. You made it girl!and I admire you so much.

    My journey has just started. My surgery is this Tuesday, 6/23. Dr. called yesterday and was so happy my PET Scan showed normal.

    I wish you all the luck in the world and keep us posted. But, most of all stay happy.

    Maryann

    Always loved well-behaved pets!!!!
    Welcome, and we are here for you...anytime!

    Hugs, Kathi
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    Woo hoo!!!
    Mimi's done!!! Woo hoo!!! :-)

    Congratulations!

    Awesome, too, to finish on a Friday - what a GREAT way to head into the weekend!

    Kind regards, Susan