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Last Chemo done.... survivorship begins

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aandj
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Last week Thursday was my last chemo. I cant believe I have actually managed to get to that point. Six months ago it seemed like it was the beginning of the most awful ordeal in my life - and it was, but I have reached the end, and I have survived. And I will keep on going. I am more tired that I ever thought was possible. I am anaemic - which makes things more difficult - a shower takes it out of me, and I have to rest for hours after. I know this is all part of the chemo and the side effects, and the anaemia, and I know that it will get better, but it still feels so close and real. My doctor reassures me that the further away I get from the disease, the easier it will get, and that I now need to focus on being a survivor. Thanks to those who have chatted with me and my husband during my treatment, it has helped knowing that there are other people out there who understand exactly what all this has been like - even if you are all on the other side of the world! Keep chatting! Angela

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saundra
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Hip, Hip, Hooray! Angelo you are a warrior. Thank you for posting such good news. ((((HUGS)‚)) Saundra

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lindachris
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Joined: Aug 2007

We can relate to your feelings of fatigue, but also of hope and determination. Keep it going!

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curlyq1971
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Joined: Jan 2008

Congrats Angela,
I am so happy to hear of your good news, you have reached a huge milestone and now it is time to start living again. It will take time for your body to get back to normal and each day is a step and I promise you, you will feel normal again. Take Care and Keep us posted on your progress.

Hugs,
Leslie

mopar
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Joined: May 2003

Congrats, Angela! I remember how it felt to have that 'last chemo'. It takes a toll on our bodies, so give it time and you'll be okay soon. I'm so glad that we can communicate, even though many miles separate us. Keep in touch!
Luv, Hugs and Prayers!
Monika

kris43
Posts: 277
Joined: Sep 2007

Angela - CONGRATULATIONS!! I remember the fatigue well but I am 3 1/2 months out of treatment and I can tell you that it does get better. You just have to give yourself a break and remember everything you've gone through. What an accomplishment! I'm so happy for you.

Take good care. Sending good thoughts your way.

Kris

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