We're doing the "Done with chemo Dance!"

mickeymom
mickeymom Member Posts: 117
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Today was my last chemo treatement! I'm so happy and relieved to be finished. I'm proud too! That was hard work and I got through it! I was really scared about this last treatment because I have had adverse reactions to my Taxol treatments and they have been getting worse. I had to take a bunch of premedications that included a lot of steroids which don't agree with me very well. The infusion nurse (they are all fantastic!) was the best and she made sure I got everything I needed and started the infusion very slowly and increased the speed as it went along and I had NO reaction at all. It was such a blessing. Right now I don't even care that I still have the 3-4 days of side effects to get through before I feel better. Then it's on to radiation and I will looking to you all for your great advise as always to get me through. Debbie

PS to Steff5163: Didn't you have your last treatment on Monday? I've been thinking about you and wondered if everything went okay?
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  • Q088suzie
    Q088suzie Member Posts: 27
    Congratualtions!!!
    So happy for you!! I have only had one of my 6 chemo treatments and so far I am doing great. Hope it stays that way!! Looking forward to when I can post what you did today!! The best of everything to you...on to rads!
  • Dawne.Hope
    Dawne.Hope Member Posts: 823
    yay!!!!!!
    Congratulations! What a feat! Bless you!!

    I join with you in that "Done with chemo dance!"

    wooo hooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • VickiSam
    VickiSam Member Posts: 9,079 Member
    Congradulation .. Wow what an accomplishment
    Side affect and drugs .. Yikes .. You made it ...I am so happy for you.

    VickiSam
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    Awesome, Debbie!
    Congratulations for completion of chemo - an awesome accomplishment!

    Yes, side effects can linger. And your body needs to heal, which can't begin until you're done. So, continue to take really good care of yourself.
  • outdoorgirl
    outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565
    WhoooHooo
    good for you,Mickey! And Steff as well!
  • Tux
    Tux Member Posts: 544
    Mickey-great news that you
    Mickey-great news that you are done with chemo! Good luck with the rads!
    Keep us posted on how everything goes!
  • tommaseena
    tommaseena Member Posts: 1,769
    Tux said:

    Mickey-great news that you
    Mickey-great news that you are done with chemo! Good luck with the rads!
    Keep us posted on how everything goes!

    Congrats
    Congrats on finishing. :-)

    Hugs,
    Margo
  • MyTurnNow
    MyTurnNow Member Posts: 2,686 Member
    Congratulations!
    I'm soooo happy for you and doing the dance right beside you. I'm only 3 weeks away from doing my vary own "done with chemo dance" I can't wait! Congratulations!!
  • MAJW
    MAJW Member Posts: 2,510 Member
    ISN"T IT WONDERFUL???
    I am thrilled for you....YOU DID IT....BE PROUD......PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK....TOOT YOUR OWN HORN!....You are stronger than you thought! I could have done cartwheels the day of my last chemo in August...didn't want to embarrass the husband though.......tee-hee.. Had my 7th rad treatment today....Trust me, rads are a walk in the park compared to the chemo.....
    AGAIN...........DO THE HAPPY CHEMO DANCE! Thrilled for you!
    Nancy
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    Congrats Debbie....
    you gotta be feeling good! Remember to continue resting and healing and you'll be back on your feet in no time. Pammy
  • lolad
    lolad Member Posts: 670
    Debbie
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I have one more treatment on October 6th myself, so im going to be celebrating right behind you. Good luck with the rads too.

    take care
    laura
  • creampuff91344
    creampuff91344 Member Posts: 988
    lolad said:

    Debbie
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I have one more treatment on October 6th myself, so im going to be celebrating right behind you. Good luck with the rads too.

    take care
    laura

    Congratulations,
    Congratulations, Debbie.....what a milestone. Hope you will rest when you feel like it, and drink lots of water. I found that these two things really stepped up my recovery from that awful chemo...plenty of hydration and sleep. Also, Stef, I think you are finishing soon. Both of you have plenty to celebrate. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs.

    Judy
  • taleena
    taleena Member Posts: 1,612 Member

    Congratulations,
    Congratulations, Debbie.....what a milestone. Hope you will rest when you feel like it, and drink lots of water. I found that these two things really stepped up my recovery from that awful chemo...plenty of hydration and sleep. Also, Stef, I think you are finishing soon. Both of you have plenty to celebrate. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs.

    Judy

    Debbie.. congratulations on
    Debbie.. congratulations on finishing chemo... another part of the journey finally behind you!.. Enjoy your weekend...

    Hugs,

    ~T
  • meena1
    meena1 Member Posts: 1,003
    taleena said:

    Debbie.. congratulations on
    Debbie.. congratulations on finishing chemo... another part of the journey finally behind you!.. Enjoy your weekend...

    Hugs,

    ~T

    Congratulations on finishing
    Congratulations on finishing chemo, hope you plan on celebrating this weekend.
  • mlmjt1
    mlmjt1 Member Posts: 537
    Hey Debbie
    What a relief hey??? Can you believe you did it?? Just goes to show you are stronger than you think and not only have you survived cancer but you survived the treatment as well!!!
    I get to do the dance in 2 weeks. I also had a reaction to my taxol and the benadryl as well. It wasnt severe but I started itching all over. I was given dexamethasone 20mg to take 12 hours and 6 hours before chemo and they started the taxol slow as well and I have been good tonight...though a little wired...not sure I will sleep much tonight.

    Anyway dance away girl, you deserve it!!

    Hugs
    Linda T
  • Debbie, CONGRATULATIONS on
    Debbie, CONGRATULATIONS on your long, hard and traveled road! you did it! You have just won yourself a star for going through such a hard experience and being able to do the "success" dance!! I am so proud of you!! reading your story made me smile because you have finally closed a chapter to that difficult road you have gone through. Now we will be pulling for you to finish the road that lies ahead. As we all had people to encourage us and help us through we too will do the same!! Good luck & God bless!! keep dancing girl...this is just the beginning to many more beautiful dances!! (smile)
  • rjjj
    rjjj Member Posts: 1,822 Member
    Count me in!!
    I am doin the happy happy no more chemo ever dance for you!! You should be so proud! you just got throgh the very hardest part....your on your way to living a cancer-free, long, and happy life!
    hugs, Jackie
  • dyaneb123
    dyaneb123 Member Posts: 950
    I had my last one on the
    I had my last one on the 18th....and you're right, it was starting to take longer each time to get over the yucks...I'll be starting rads soon too. Go next week for the first whatever they do. So happy dance for us!!!
  • Noel
    Noel Member Posts: 3,095 Member
    dyaneb123 said:

    I had my last one on the
    I had my last one on the 18th....and you're right, it was starting to take longer each time to get over the yucks...I'll be starting rads soon too. Go next week for the first whatever they do. So happy dance for us!!!

    YIPPEE!
    CONGRATS! I am doing the happy no chemo dance for you too! WTG!

    ♥ Noel
  • Kristin N
    Kristin N Member Posts: 1,968 Member
    meena1 said:

    Congratulations on finishing
    Congratulations on finishing chemo, hope you plan on celebrating this weekend.

    Congrats!
    Happy Dancin all over the place for you!

    Kristin ♥