Yippee - I'm Done!!

pcs1453
pcs1453 Member Posts: 75
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
For all you just starting out, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I finished my 6 rounds of oxy followed by 14 days of xeloda. I started round 1 in January and I can't believe I am done. I had a CT last week and my onc said it looked good! NED!! I am so happy that I can get back to my life.

I have to say this discussion board made such a difference. Knowing that I was not alone and that so many were going through the same treatment as I was really helped. Especially, about round 4 & 5 when the side effects were getting stronger and I was feeling down, I could log on and there would be someone with comments that would make me feel better. I hope all goes well with Nana B, Cheryl, Buzzard, Daydreamer and the rest of you. I will be checking in. Hopefully, I can answer a newbie's question and make them feel a little better.

I hope to have my port removed soon (I'm waiting to hear from surgery now to set the appointment)and I need to see my onc again next month and of course further follow-ups with him. My side effects will hopefully be fading away by then. They really are getting better. I actually had a soda with ICE, yeah. Boy, was it good.
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  • dorookie
    dorookie Member Posts: 1,731
    GREAT NEWS
    I am so happy for you. I am just a few weeks behind you. I have one more round of Xeloda, then its off to wait for the scans. I am scared, but whatever happens is out of my hands and in Gods. But great news and I am very excited for you...now off to the Happy NED naked Dance


    God Bless
    Beth
  • Shayenne
    Shayenne Member Posts: 2,342
    dorookie said:

    GREAT NEWS
    I am so happy for you. I am just a few weeks behind you. I have one more round of Xeloda, then its off to wait for the scans. I am scared, but whatever happens is out of my hands and in Gods. But great news and I am very excited for you...now off to the Happy NED naked Dance


    God Bless
    Beth

    Congrats!
    I am so happy to hear about you are NED! I believe in miracles, and I hope to be where you are one day!

    Hugssss!
    ~Donna
  • nudgie
    nudgie Member Posts: 1,478
    CONGRATS !!!!!
    It's great news that NED has a new partner
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043 Member
    nudgie said:

    CONGRATS !!!!!
    It's great news that NED has a new partner

    Thank you hun.......
    and I hope that everything stays well with you...enjoy every minute...you've certainly fought for it........ :-)
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043 Member
    nudgie said:

    CONGRATS !!!!!
    It's great news that NED has a new partner

    Thank you hun.......
    and I hope that everything stays well with you...enjoy every minute...you've certainly fought for it........ :-)
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043 Member
    nudgie said:

    CONGRATS !!!!!
    It's great news that NED has a new partner

    Thank you hun.......
    and I hope that everything stays well with you...enjoy every minute...you've certainly fought for it........ :-)
  • betina61
    betina61 Member Posts: 642
    Congratulations!!!
    Celebrate and enjoy life to the fullest.
  • mom_2_3
    mom_2_3 Member Posts: 952
    Congratulations!
    Great news!! Enjoy your summer!
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576
    congrats
    oh well done! and congrats on meeting NED...that is just the very best of news.

    I start round #6 on Thurs of exactly the same regime and boy it's getting me down. Are your symptons really getting better already????

    soda with ICE what a dream

    all best wishes
    ~mags~
  • pcs1453
    pcs1453 Member Posts: 75
    maglets said:

    congrats
    oh well done! and congrats on meeting NED...that is just the very best of news.

    I start round #6 on Thurs of exactly the same regime and boy it's getting me down. Are your symptons really getting better already????

    soda with ICE what a dream

    all best wishes
    ~mags~

    Symptons
    I swear if I had one more round I would have had a full blown case of hand/foot from the xeloda but luckily I avoided the worst of it. The spots on my arms seem to be getting better and my hands and feet just feel a little sensitive, kind of a sore feeling. The oxy is wearing off, thus, ice in soda.

    Sounds like you will be done soon as well. I hope the very best for you.

    Paula
  • pcs1453
    pcs1453 Member Posts: 75
    dorookie said:

    GREAT NEWS
    I am so happy for you. I am just a few weeks behind you. I have one more round of Xeloda, then its off to wait for the scans. I am scared, but whatever happens is out of my hands and in Gods. But great news and I am very excited for you...now off to the Happy NED naked Dance


    God Bless
    Beth

    Great News
    Thanks to you and every one else who responded. I had so many praying for me I'd like to think it made a difference. I'll do that naked dance and you will be doing it soon your self.

    Take Care,
    Paula
  • pcs1453
    pcs1453 Member Posts: 75
    Shayenne said:

    Congrats!
    I am so happy to hear about you are NED! I believe in miracles, and I hope to be where you are one day!

    Hugssss!
    ~Donna

    Congrats!
    Donna,

    You will be there soon yourself. I just know it. Your story has touched my heart and I will be checking in on you. Take Care!

    Hugs,
    Paula
  • VickiCO
    VickiCO Member Posts: 917
    Yippee Skippee!
    Glad to hear how well you are doing. I am in the middle of Round 3 of mop-up. I have one more round after this and then...finished!

    Keep coming back to see us and encourage us. Even with the sometimes snipping, this is the best group anywhere!

    Vicki
  • johnnybegood
    johnnybegood Member Posts: 1,117
    VickiCO said:

    Yippee Skippee!
    Glad to hear how well you are doing. I am in the middle of Round 3 of mop-up. I have one more round after this and then...finished!

    Keep coming back to see us and encourage us. Even with the sometimes snipping, this is the best group anywhere!

    Vicki

    so happy
    for you dont forget to do the happy naked dance and live life to the fullest Godbless.....johnnybegood
  • kmygil
    kmygil Member Posts: 876
    Time for....
    Yes! The happy naked dance! Congratulations!!!!! NED is with you now, so don't ever kick him out of the house! Do something nice for yourself and enjoy.

    Hugs,
    Kirsten
  • CynthiaA
    CynthiaA Member Posts: 20
    NED
    Good for you! Now, please go out and enjoy your new life...you deserve it. CynthiaA
  • kimby
    kimby Member Posts: 797
    WooHoo!!
    Nekkid happy dancing with you! You did it! Congrats. You must be over the moon!

    Kimby
  • daydreamer110761
    daydreamer110761 Member Posts: 487
    pcs1453 said:

    Great News
    Thanks to you and every one else who responded. I had so many praying for me I'd like to think it made a difference. I'll do that naked dance and you will be doing it soon your self.

    Take Care,
    Paula

    So happy for you!
    Doesn't it feel GREAT to know you don't have to get hooked up again??? That alone made me feel better! Hope you did the dance and celebrated. I still have to have a scan, not sure when, but I guess soon.
  • pcs1453
    pcs1453 Member Posts: 75

    So happy for you!
    Doesn't it feel GREAT to know you don't have to get hooked up again??? That alone made me feel better! Hope you did the dance and celebrated. I still have to have a scan, not sure when, but I guess soon.

    Done
    Yes, it is a great feeling to know I don't have to be hooked up again. When the day came around that I normally would have had my infusion I felt so relieved I didn't have to do it. I just got scheduled to get the port out next Wednesday. The last constant reminder of chemo will be gone. Good luck with your scan. I pray all will be well.

    Paula
  • usakat
    usakat Member Posts: 610
    Hey, hey, Paula!!!
    Good for you for getting through it! Sounds like you are doing well, putting one foot in front of the other and marching on into victory and good health. Fantastic!

    Sending you many blessings for restored and lasting good health and happy times ahead...
    Katie