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phrannie51
phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
edited June 2012 in Head and Neck Cancer #1
Got my diploma in hand, I have graduated from Radiation Theragpy...WHOO HOO! I walked out and my whole family was in the waiting room, a little surprise party. When I went to get into the car, there was a huge poster on the back window saying "JUST FINISHED RADIATION", and a string of cans attached to the bumper...LOL.

It was amazing how many honks and thumbs up we got on the way back home.

Don't know why, but this is an incredibly emotional day...I haven't shed but a very few tears since Dx...but on the way home I balled like a baby.

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  • Grandmax4
    Grandmax4 Member Posts: 723
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    cheers
    toasting you with my glass of Ensure!! Happiness
  • Tonsil Dad
    Tonsil Dad Member Posts: 488
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    Grandmax4 said:

    cheers
    toasting you with my glass of Ensure!! Happiness

    Congratulations
    Well done Phrannie... I'm proud of you getting through all this. It wasn't
    that long ago you were the new girl on the block and look at you now ....a
    seasoned vet.
    Get through the next few weeks or so and you'll be on the road to recovery.

    WAY TO GO GIRL.

    God bless
    Tonsil dad,

    Dan.
  • amy_h414
    amy_h414 Member Posts: 98
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    woohoo!!
    Congratulations! Sounds like a very emotional day.
  • boardwalkgirl
    boardwalkgirl Member Posts: 269
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    Congrats, I can see why you
    Congrats, I can see why you would be emotional. I am just finishing week 1 of 7 and that made me emotional.
  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
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    WTG...
    Have a great week-end, and realize something.....


    NO MORE RADIATION......

    John
  • TheOtherDitto
    TheOtherDitto Member Posts: 58
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    Skiffin16 said:

    WTG...
    Have a great week-end, and realize something.....


    NO MORE RADIATION......

    John

    Woo Hoo
    for you!!! You have earned the right to have a very emotional day! You fought hard to get to this day - even "volunteering" for 2 extra doses of liquid flu! Finally finished with this part of it and having the love and support of your wonderful family would cause anyone to be emotional. Hope you sleep well tonight and have pleasant dreams!
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    another graduate
    Phrannie,

    Congratulations to you and to sticking it out to the end. I think you got enough treatment to cure me and your delightful attitude has added a spring to my step.

    I propose that everyone in this club, lay down your masks and raise up you PEG Tubes, your magic mouth wash, your Stopper4, your oasis, your smoothies, your Jevity and your little spoonfuls of real food and give a big cheer to the lady of the hour our Phrannie.

    Happiness your way,

    Matt
  • nick770
    nick770 Member Posts: 195
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    yay
    congrats in the highest!!! you have done it so bravely!!!!
  • NoDuck
    NoDuck Member Posts: 134
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    Congratulations!
    I have been on this board such a very short time but am so proud to have been on part of this journey with you. You are grace under fire and an inspiration to us all.

    When I tell my hubby he has to do something ( drink more water, do his neck exercises, eat more calories) he'll say "Why?" and I'll say "Because Phrannie said."

    Wishing you a full and speedy healing. Prayers for you.

    Deb
  • Mrs. Sarge
    Mrs. Sarge Member Posts: 206 Member
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    NoDuck said:

    Congratulations!
    I have been on this board such a very short time but am so proud to have been on part of this journey with you. You are grace under fire and an inspiration to us all.

    When I tell my hubby he has to do something ( drink more water, do his neck exercises, eat more calories) he'll say "Why?" and I'll say "Because Phrannie said."

    Wishing you a full and speedy healing. Prayers for you.

    Deb

    Yeah phrannie
    We did it!!! Thanks for all the encouragement and info!!!
  • Sam999
    Sam999 Member Posts: 319 Member
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    Yeah phrannie
    We did it!!! Thanks for all the encouragement and info!!!

    Phrannie, soooo happy for
    Phrannie, soooo happy for you! Must feel sooo good! I am raising my magic mouthwash as Matt said....cheers :)

    Enjoy the week-end, wish you very best for a quick reocovery.

    Sam
  • ratface
    ratface Member Posts: 1,337 Member
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    Sam999 said:

    Phrannie, soooo happy for
    Phrannie, soooo happy for you! Must feel sooo good! I am raising my magic mouthwash as Matt said....cheers :)

    Enjoy the week-end, wish you very best for a quick reocovery.

    Sam

    Good Job
    cans on the bumper yet? Why didn't I think of that. have a great weekend with that great family of yours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Laralyn
    Laralyn Member Posts: 532
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    Awesome!
    Congratulations on getting back off the bus! I'll have my fingers crossed that the next couple weeks are smooth sailing for you. Let the healing begin!
  • Ingrid K
    Ingrid K Member Posts: 813
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    Laralyn said:

    Awesome!
    Congratulations on getting back off the bus! I'll have my fingers crossed that the next couple weeks are smooth sailing for you. Let the healing begin!

    What a great idea
    P51, what a great idea....love the cans on the bumper. We are all proud of you, you are finally at the end of the bus trip and now can relax and rest your body. And as others have said, you were "Grace Under Fire", so helpful to the others, while fighting your own battle.

    Now you don't have to make that walk down that long hallway to the radiation room again !
    You are done, done, done.

    Rest up and let your body heal. Nap when you need to and don't feel guilty about doing it.
    Wishing you a speedy recovery and back to long walks with the dog again.
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    rang a bell for you
    Phrannie,

    I rang a bell for you (real loud), it is in our backyard and I now ring it when folks in this club have completed treatment.

    Best wishes,

    Matt
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    CivilMatt said:

    rang a bell for you
    Phrannie,

    I rang a bell for you (real loud), it is in our backyard and I now ring it when folks in this club have completed treatment.

    Best wishes,

    Matt

    Thank you everyone!!
    ....and Matt...thanks for the bell ringing, I've been looking for a bell somewhere at that place since someone else mentioned it. Guess they enjoy their quiet crypt-like quiet in the halls....LOL. Now I am complete :).

    p
  • ooo
    ooo Member Posts: 105
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    High five Phrannie! Loved
    High five Phrannie! Loved the wheelies you popped on the bus! :)
  • Mikemetz
    Mikemetz Member Posts: 465 Member
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    Good on ya!
    One very big hurdle jumped, and it sounds like you came through with flying colors. Despite the blood problems you mention later, you seem to have done very well with this phase of your treatment. I can understand your emotions--this is not a small thing you've accomplished.

    Mike
  • Noellesmom
    Noellesmom Member Posts: 1,859 Member
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    Mikemetz said:

    Good on ya!
    One very big hurdle jumped, and it sounds like you came through with flying colors. Despite the blood problems you mention later, you seem to have done very well with this phase of your treatment. I can understand your emotions--this is not a small thing you've accomplished.

    Mike

    Congratulations, Phrannie!
    Happy to hear your good news!
  • fisrpotpe
    fisrpotpe Member Posts: 1,349 Member
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    no mooo
    no more radiation damage from treatment is good to have over with. no more not wanting to go to treatments is a wonderful feeling. no more clamping to the table.

    Understandable why you had a happy cry! Congrats

    john