Last Chemo treatment is this Tusday.... I made it thanks to all of you!!

just4Brooks
just4Brooks Member Posts: 980
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Just wanted to thank everbody on the board for helping me get through chemo. On this Tuesday at 11am I go in for my last chemo treatment. If I could buy everyone a beer for getting me through the chemo treatments I would. I have learned so much more in the last 18 weeks then I have in 46 years (Yes i'm 46). The number one thing I learned is that every day is a gift and to see it as such, because you never know when it may be your last one. The number two thing I learned is that I have a lot of friends on this board who without them I don't think I would have made this trip without them pulling me through it... You guys mean the world to me. Thank you

Schedule
Tuesday Dec 29th I go in at 11am for chemo and go home with pump
Thursday Dec 31st they remove the pump and PICC Line
Friday.... I party!!

Life is funny sometimes
Brooks
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  • lizzydavis
    lizzydavis Member Posts: 893
    Congratulations to you!
    Congratulations to you! I finished my last 3 pills of Xeloda yesterday! We can celebrate together! Cheers!
  • idlehunters
    idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787

    Congratulations to you!
    Congratulations to you! I finished my last 3 pills of Xeloda yesterday! We can celebrate together! Cheers!

    Hey Brooks!
    Congrats on last chemo treatment!!! WOW.... I bet that's a great feeling! From the time you were declared NED .... how many chemo treatments will you have had from that point? I am just comparing notes. I was NED Dec. 1st but Onc says he would like me to have about 3 more treatments (he is gradually reducing cocktail) which I now will get every 3 weeks instead of 2. He said if CEA remains under 3 then he will discontinue all chemo..... BUT...after those 3 more treatments

    Jennie
  • khl8
    khl8 Member Posts: 807
    CONGRATS
    Brooks,
    Congratulations!!! It is an amazing feeling indeed! rejoice and celebrate!!!!
    Kathy
  • minibull
    minibull Member Posts: 56 Member
    THAT IS FABULOUS NEWS
    I remember you were the first one to PM me when I first had my DX. It really seems like a long time ago but really not. I'm so happy for you and wish you NEDNESS for the rest of your life which should be about 100 or so, right?

    Laureen
  • Fight for my love
    Fight for my love Member Posts: 1,522
    Hi Brooks,congratulations!I
    Hi Brooks,congratulations!I think every oncologist has his(her) own opinion,that's why everybody's chemo is different.You are lucky that the oncologist only gives you 9 round,but my husband has to do 12.Anyway I am very very happy for you that you are finishing up the whole treatment.Good luck with everything.Happy new year.
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043 Member

    Hi Brooks,congratulations!I
    Hi Brooks,congratulations!I think every oncologist has his(her) own opinion,that's why everybody's chemo is different.You are lucky that the oncologist only gives you 9 round,but my husband has to do 12.Anyway I am very very happy for you that you are finishing up the whole treatment.Good luck with everything.Happy new year.

    Congratulations ....
    on a job well done young man.......may you live for another 46, give or take 50 or so....Love and Hope, Buzzard
  • Julie 44
    Julie 44 Member Posts: 476
    Buzzard said:

    Congratulations ....
    on a job well done young man.......may you live for another 46, give or take 50 or so....Love and Hope, Buzzard

    Congrats
    Brooks,
    That is awesome news congrats...Now take time and enjoy your family and life..Stop and smell the roses...Like you said cause you never know.........JULIE
  • HollyID
    HollyID Member Posts: 946
    YAY!!
    Congrats, Brooks! I can't wait until I'm where you are! Heck, I wish I was where you are! I love San Diego! One of my favorite places to vacation!
  • VickiCO
    VickiCO Member Posts: 917
    Good for you!
    Brooks,

    I know how you feel...my last treatment I was still very sick, but a week later I was dancing all over the place. Yippee for you!

    Many hugs, Vicki

    PS - I'll go have a beer and pretend you bought it for me!
  • Muzzy
    Muzzy Member Posts: 175
    outstanding
    Outstanding i know you could make it. it only get better from Here.
    Now we have a good reason to party with Phil and Craig.
    God bless
    Jeff
    Just happy to be here!!!
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
    Congrats!
    Brooks

    Make mine a Crown and Coke and we're on :)

    -Craig
  • Muzzy said:

    outstanding
    Outstanding i know you could make it. it only get better from Here.
    Now we have a good reason to party with Phil and Craig.
    God bless
    Jeff
    Just happy to be here!!!

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  • JDuke
    JDuke Member Posts: 438
    Sundanceh said:

    Congrats!
    Brooks

    Make mine a Crown and Coke and we're on :)

    -Craig

    Brooks
    What an absolutely perfect way to start the New Year. Congratulations!
    Warmly,
    Joanne
  • dianetavegia
    dianetavegia Member Posts: 1,942
    Rather have hot tea! :o)
    Congrats Brooks! I knew you'd do it! Done forever and ever!

    I'll be 59 on Tuesday and I'm looking forward to 60, 70, 90.....

    Big hugs,
    Diane
  • SandyL
    SandyL Member Posts: 218

    Rather have hot tea! :o)
    Congrats Brooks! I knew you'd do it! Done forever and ever!

    I'll be 59 on Tuesday and I'm looking forward to 60, 70, 90.....

    Big hugs,
    Diane

    Oh, hooray Brooks
    so darn happy for you, bud. I hope this last one is truly the last one and you never ever have to face the picc line or chemo again. I'm clinking my wine glass to you, cheers, my friend!
    Sandy
  • just4Brooks
    just4Brooks Member Posts: 980
    SandyL said:

    Oh, hooray Brooks
    so darn happy for you, bud. I hope this last one is truly the last one and you never ever have to face the picc line or chemo again. I'm clinking my wine glass to you, cheers, my friend!
    Sandy

    Thanks again everybody
    I want to thank all of of you for encouraging words. REMEMBER, We did this together... All of you were with me every step of the way.


    Life is funny sometimes
    Brooks
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    Woohoo!
    That's awesome, Brooks! Hope you have a heck of a party!

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • GOOFYLADIE
    GOOFYLADIE Member Posts: 232

    Thanks again everybody
    I want to thank all of of you for encouraging words. REMEMBER, We did this together... All of you were with me every step of the way.


    Life is funny sometimes
    Brooks

    Congratulations!!
    You have done a great job! You are strong, caring, compassionate, couragous, and you can kick this cancers ****!! From the other posts I see and you see, you are a real asset to this board! Thank you so much for your sharing, insights, and inspiration! Make it a Great Day!!
    Goofyladie (Cass)
  • coloCan
    coloCan Member Posts: 1,944 Member
    tootsie1 said:

    Woohoo!
    That's awesome, Brooks! Hope you have a heck of a party!

    *hugs*
    Gail

    Great Going Brooks!!!!
    For the beer on the boardwalk I'll have to fly you out here as I don;t fly. Nice work after all the pain,misery, discomfort and things going wrong. Hoope you join yiou within three or so months..Steve
  • coloCan
    coloCan Member Posts: 1,944 Member
    tootsie1 said:

    Woohoo!
    That's awesome, Brooks! Hope you have a heck of a party!

    *hugs*
    Gail

    Great Going Brooks!!!!
    For the beer on the boardwalk I'll have to fly you out here as I don;t fly. Nice work after all the pain,misery, discomfort and things going wrong. Hope you join you within three or so months..Steve