Delayed celebration...finished rads on wed 6/27 :)

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Sam999
Sam999 Member Posts: 319 Member
My radiation got done on wed and it felt sooo good to ring the bell! I hit it so hard, they could even hear from front of the building :)

But things were not good since i came home, basically mucus, dry throat, coughing, nausea.

My tomgue is sore too. I had to go for hydration 3 times. My doc says this is normal stuff and overall i am doing good!

I will open up a new thread with my qiestions and also go thru other questons that can us my help.

Sam

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  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    YES!!!
    I knew you finished rads that day....and wondered why you hadn't posted anything (almost did it myself, but felt that would be overstepping)...

    I'm sorry things have been so rough since you finished...but at least your Dr. sees this as normal stuff and that you're doing well.

    You've been such a great to me on this bus trip...I missed hearing from you. Things will start turning around, it just takes some time to get thru the cooking stage...

    p
  • Tonsil Dad
    Tonsil Dad Member Posts: 488
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    YES!!!
    I knew you finished rads that day....and wondered why you hadn't posted anything (almost did it myself, but felt that would be overstepping)...

    I'm sorry things have been so rough since you finished...but at least your Dr. sees this as normal stuff and that you're doing well.

    You've been such a great to me on this bus trip...I missed hearing from you. Things will start turning around, it just takes some time to get thru the cooking stage...

    p

    Well done.
    Congrats of finishing rads Matt, couple more weeks "cooking"
    and your on the road to recovery
    Hope your side effects are few and heal quick.

    God bless
    Tonsil dad,

    Dan.
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    good news
    Hi Sam,

    Good to hear you finished, to bad you have to cook for a few more weeks. I think this one tine where you want to be well done, so to speak. Sorry about the friends who hitched a ride home on the bus with you (mucus, dry throat, nausea and coughing) when you are thru with then, just kick them to the curb.

    Rest up, drink plenty of water and start healing.

    Best,

    Matt

    To late to ring my bell for you, I’ll do it in the morning.
  • ooo
    ooo Member Posts: 105
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    Good job Sam!
    As most people

    Good job Sam!

    As most people say, things get worse for a week or two before they get better. Psychologically it's not easy: you're brain tells you that you're done and you're body tells you the opposite. I'm two and a half weeks out and right now the main source of pain is the soreness from playing in the park a couple of days ago.. ;)

    Dre.
  • amy_h414
    amy_h414 Member Posts: 98
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    woohoo!
    Congratulations on finishing radiation! My husband finished the day before you. He's feeling a tiny bit better but like you has the dry throat, coughing, and mucous. The mucous has improved slightly but he's got a long way to go.

    I hope you recover quickly and can get on with your life!
  • pjm929
    pjm929 Member Posts: 26
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    Starting rads next week. A little scared
    Congrats on finishing your rads. I have appointment for July 10, for tests and whatever else they have to do and I assume they will set up my appointments on that day. I had tonsil cancer and radical neck dissection, all in same surgery. They removed 17 lymph nodes and out of those there were 7 that were cancerous. I'm feeling better every day but now I have this ahead of me and from what I have read, it's not going to be an easy trip. I am, as you can see, new on here but I visit every single day. Any advice I can get from any of you would be greatly appreciated. I guess my username will be a little confusing, but I am female, 62 years of age and my name is actually Pam.
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    pjm929 said:

    Starting rads next week. A little scared
    Congrats on finishing your rads. I have appointment for July 10, for tests and whatever else they have to do and I assume they will set up my appointments on that day. I had tonsil cancer and radical neck dissection, all in same surgery. They removed 17 lymph nodes and out of those there were 7 that were cancerous. I'm feeling better every day but now I have this ahead of me and from what I have read, it's not going to be an easy trip. I am, as you can see, new on here but I visit every single day. Any advice I can get from any of you would be greatly appreciated. I guess my username will be a little confusing, but I am female, 62 years of age and my name is actually Pam.

    newbie
    Hi pjm929,

    Start a new thread and let us give you are undivided attention. We have a lot of good information for you and it is not all scary.

    Best,


    Matt
  • meaganb
    meaganb Member Posts: 244 Member
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    Yay Sam! So happy for you!

    Yay Sam! So happy for you!
  • Sam999
    Sam999 Member Posts: 319 Member
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    meaganb said:

    Yay Sam! So happy for you!

    Yay Sam! So happy for you!

    Thanks everyone. I am very
    Thanks everyone. I am very sleepy due to narcotics and not enough sleep so not posting this days. As everyone says, this shall pass too ;)
  • katenorwood
    katenorwood Member Posts: 1,912
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    Sam999 said:

    Thanks everyone. I am very
    Thanks everyone. I am very sleepy due to narcotics and not enough sleep so not posting this days. As everyone says, this shall pass too ;)

    Wonderful news !
    Hello Sam999 !
    So happy to hear that you got to ring that bell ! Take a breath, and treat yourself good for a few days ! And I'm hoping you will get plenty of sleep....! Warmest regards, Katie
  • Laralyn
    Laralyn Member Posts: 532
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    Congrats!
    May your next couple weeks be uneventful. :-)

    Even if they're not, just keep telling yourself it gets better... because it does, and it will!
  • nick770
    nick770 Member Posts: 195
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    Congrats on getting through
    Congrats on getting through your radiation. What a huge milestone you just accomplished . Continue to get the rest your body needs
  • ditto1
    ditto1 Member Posts: 660
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    Every time we ring a Bell
    an Angel gets her wings, oops thats a Wonderful Life, guess everytime a person finishes RADS and rings the bell an Angel gets to stop going to RADS every day. Congrats to you I have 5 down and 28 to go but I look at the bell hanging outside the Nurses office everyday looking forward to the day I can ring it. I pray your side effects will get better with time as we all want to get back to Normal even if it is the New Normal all the veterans of this lousy disease describe.
  • robinleigh
    robinleigh Member Posts: 297
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    The bell
    What a wonderful bell to ring. Hang in there now and keep remembering that things get better week by week rather than day by day!