Finished my last rad treatments today and rang the bell

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nick770
nick770 Member Posts: 195
Today I finished with my last radiation treatments i finished
My chemo a couple weeks ago.
Over all I feel pretty good I am still dealing with mucous that sometimes make me vomit im using the baking soda mix my docrecommmended ans tussin to keep itu under control the suction machine doesn't seem to help out much at all. I know that i still have a cuople more weeks to "cook" but I'm feeling pretty optimistic at this point especially knowing that I dont have to wear the dreaded mask anymore and from here on out its all about healing up. This was a long time getting to today and more than a few times I just wanted to give up. But I'm glad I made it through woohoo!!!

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  • Matt29
    Matt29 Member Posts: 62
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    Nick 770
    congratulations Nick that's awesome I'm half way through rads and and Ihave one more chemo left.
  • Tonsil Dad
    Tonsil Dad Member Posts: 488
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    Matt29 said:

    Nick 770
    congratulations Nick that's awesome I'm half way through rads and and Ihave one more chemo left.

    Way to Go!!!
    Congrats on completing your rads, a few more weeks "cooking" then on the
    road to recovery. May you not get any side effects but if you do let them be minor.
    Well done once again.

    God bless
    Tonsil dad,

    Dan.
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    nice job
    Hi nick770,

    How time flies when you’re having f__, well when you ride our bus. I am so happy for you and grateful that you made it through in such great spirits. Let’s hope your post rads is just a simmer with the right amount of heat for the job.

    Now, kick back and rest a bit, have a smoothie on me. Finally, if you’ll excuse me, I will step outside and (also) ring a bell for you.

    Best,

    Matt
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    Whoo Hoo NICK!! :)
    You made it to the end...YES!! It takes perserverance and courage to get to rads everyday, and you did it beautifully. Finishing rads takes such a load off our shoulders...it's freeing :). Now you can rest all you want, start the healing your body wants to do without being dragged off somewhere every single day.

    Gonna dance YOU around the kitchen tonite...get your dancin' shoes on!

    p
  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
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    You Know It...
    Yup, on your own now bud..... I know the feeling of being finished....great isn't it.

    JG
  • Ingrid K
    Ingrid K Member Posts: 813
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    Whoo Hoo NICK!! :)
    You made it to the end...YES!! It takes perserverance and courage to get to rads everyday, and you did it beautifully. Finishing rads takes such a load off our shoulders...it's freeing :). Now you can rest all you want, start the healing your body wants to do without being dragged off somewhere every single day.

    Gonna dance YOU around the kitchen tonite...get your dancin' shoes on!

    p

    yeah
    Nick, CONGRATS...good for you ! You have this huge obstacle behind you now and you can concentrate on getting some rest and getting stronger every day.

    It sounds like you kept your great attitude all the way thru your bus ride, and are dealing well with the side effects considering what you've been thru.

    YOU DONE GOOD !!
  • Sue22
    Sue22 Member Posts: 99
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    Awesone Nick

    Awesone Nick
  • nick770
    nick770 Member Posts: 195
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    Thanks

    I can hardly believe i made it this far i felt like such a wimp going through. These forums and your stories really helped me get along it jaws ja great reference point for me. Thanks Matt doe ringing the big bell for me, it means a lot to me.
  • katenorwood
    katenorwood Member Posts: 1,912
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    Congrads !
    Nick,
    Ringing the bell must be the best feeling in the world ! I am so happy for you ! Continued success, and easier journey wished for you ! Warmest regards ! Katie
  • fisrpotpe
    fisrpotpe Member Posts: 1,349 Member
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    Great news
    Until you do the bell ringing you do not know the feeling it gives. Congrats.

    please keep in mind everyone deals with recovery never being fast enough. just take it day by day.

    looking for more continued great news down the road.

    john
  • jim and i
    jim and i Member Posts: 1,788 Member
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    WooHoo is right! Congrats.
    WooHoo is right! Congrats. Debbie
  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328 Member
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    Congrats!
    I actually cried when I rang the bell...very emotional moment. Hope your cooling down period is uneventful!
  • Laralyn
    Laralyn Member Posts: 532
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    Congratulations!
    Hopefully the next few weeks pass easily for you. Either way, you should feel great about being at the end of treatment. That's a huge milestone!
  • Tim6003
    Tim6003 Member Posts: 1,514 Member
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    Laralyn said:

    Congratulations!
    Hopefully the next few weeks pass easily for you. Either way, you should feel great about being at the end of treatment. That's a huge milestone!

    YEAH NICK!!!!
    Glad to hear it Nick....

    Keep it up Sir, you are getting better each day that passes!!

    Best,

    Tim
  • ditto1
    ditto1 Member Posts: 660
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    You go Nick
    wow, to Ring the Bell, I saw our bell at the RAD shop and since I have been going 2 people have rung it. With big smiles on their faces. So Good A Job A You. Now let the healing and future begin. We pray it will be smooth for you.
  • Kent Cass
    Kent Cass Member Posts: 1,898 Member
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    Nick
    Bigtime congratulations. Rads, in my opinion, are the worst of it, and now it is "done." All of us who've been thru it can appreciate where you are at, now, and be happy for you. Yes, as to the cooking for awhile. Many complain of symptoms being as bad or worse. For me, it stayed pretty-much the same for a couple weeks, then started slowly feeling better- don't think I would describe my symptoms, post-rads, as ever getting worse than they were during treatment, and hope you'll be able to say the same. Great to hear your news, Nick.

    kcass
  • alaskanjan
    alaskanjan Member Posts: 42
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    Congratulations
    So happy for you...that ringing the bell moment is such a big landmark in conquering the beast. Now, just remember that recovery can take a long time, enjoy every moment and don't get discouraged if it takes longer than you expect, and it very well might. I can see my husband's progress more easily than he can.
  • nick770
    nick770 Member Posts: 195
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    Thanks for all of the well
    Thanks for all of the well wishes. My great hope is they symptoms don't get worse just stay the same and improve quickly (I know that's very wishful thinking but I have to try).

    To those still in rads hang in there your time to ring the bell will come and you will join me on this road to healing.