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chemo 6 is done, I got to ring the bell!

Unknown
edited March 22 in Uterine Cancer #1

I held my breath when I looked at my blood work yesterday and was surprised.  My platelets were 149 - I'm almost normal!  I can't believe they gained from 63 last week to 149.  So I got full course of chemo today, although I think both were at the reduced dose.  I asked for the maximum, but my doctor told me that the reduced dose was all that MY body could use, the higher dose was just at starting point, and they scaled me down when my blood and side effects showed I had too much.  He called it my graduation and said he would see me in 6 weeks and it was now just a watch and wait.  I said something about waiting until the cancer returned and he said that was not what he was talking about.  He said his expectations are that I will not need further treatment so that made me feel good, even though I know the odds.  My port was blocked so they had to give me a clot buster to break it down.  That took a little longer, but it worked well and I was able to get my chemo just a little later.  I had a pretty sign on my window saying it was my last chemo, then when I was all finished I ran the bell, long and loud.  There was only one patient left, but my sister said he was clapping.  I though I would be more emotional, but I didn't cry, guess I cried it all out at home just thinking about it.  I also asked if my sister could ring the bell for her husband who kept going to chemo till the end of his life.  They said of course, and she also rang it long and loud.  It was great for both of us.  Hugs Nancy

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  • ConnieSW
    ConnieSW Member Posts: 1,578 **
    Tears in my eyes

    for you, your sister and brother in law.  May Ned be your house guest forever.

  • Editgrl
    Editgrl Member Posts: 903
    Congratulations!

    It was a long way to chemo #6, but you got it done!  Another toast to you this weekend!

    Chris

  • Lou Ann M
    Lou Ann M Member Posts: 996
    Nancy

    Congradulations

  • TeddyandBears_Mom
    TeddyandBears_Mom Member Posts: 1,801 **
    Editgrl said:

    Congratulations!

    It was a long way to chemo #6, but you got it done!  Another toast to you this weekend!

    Chris

    Yippee!!!!

    So happy for you! Now the new you begins and it will be wonderful!

    You will be amazed at how your body starts building back. For me, it has been fun watching my hair grow back. That probably sounds really dumb but the curiosity over color and texture has been a daily question. Right now it is about 1/2 inch long and is black and white. It might have a bit of curl but too short to be sure.

    Take care and make sure you rest for this last hit to your body from the chemo.

    Love and Hugs,

    Cindi

  • Red Corvette
    Red Corvette Member Posts: 114
    Way To Go!

    Congratulations! You deserve it!!

  • molimoli
    molimoli Member Posts: 514
    Oh Nancy , great news my sister

    My right hand is high fiving my left hand in a joyous way for you, now don't start living in anticipation of any thing ,just plan to walk on by from cancer and it's trappings.Be resolved to do life to the max while  jumping over all encumbrances without acknowledging their presence, be it people or things.Don't take stuff on if it does not assist you in living your best life now. Now go play catch up on life, Nuff said .

    Moli -Wishing you plenty NED blessings.

  • Soup52
    Soup52 Member Posts: 905
    Congrats! I long for that

    Congrats! I long for that day! Enjoy!

  • Lou Ann M
    Lou Ann M Member Posts: 996
    Lou Ann M said:

    Nancy

    Congradulations

    Something missing

    kind of wierd!!  I wrote a much longer response and all but one word disappeared.  Well I still mean all of it.  I am so happy for you I am hoping and.praying that you dance with NED for ever and ever.  Lou Ann

  • EZLiving66
    EZLiving66 Member Posts: 1,476 **
    That is wonderful!!!  You've

    That is wonderful!!!  You've gone through so much and finally made those six treatments.  I celebrate along with you and your sister ringing that bell!!

    Love,

    Eldri

  • SandyD
    SandyD Member Posts: 130
    Congratulations Nancy!

    It's a real milestone and one I share with you! I just finished my 6th and last chemo on Wednesday! Woo-hoo for both of us Cool! I was diagnosed with both Stage 1A MMMT and UPSC. 

    Sandy

  • Editgrl
    Editgrl Member Posts: 903
    SandyD said:

    Congratulations Nancy!

    It's a real milestone and one I share with you! I just finished my 6th and last chemo on Wednesday! Woo-hoo for both of us Cool! I was diagnosed with both Stage 1A MMMT and UPSC. 

    Sandy

    Congratulations, Sandy!

    Great news and wonderful to be done!

    Chris

  • TeddyandBears_Mom
    TeddyandBears_Mom Member Posts: 1,801 **
    Editgrl said:

    Congratulations, Sandy!

    Great news and wonderful to be done!

    Chris

    Sandy - great news on being

    Sandy - great news on being finished. So happy for you. Just think, you get over the bad days and it is better days ahead.

    Congrats!

    Love and Hugs,

    Cindi

  • ncg007
    ncg007 Member Posts: 136 **
    Caongratulations Nancy

    Congratulations Nancy on completing #6!  So happy for you!

  • ncg007
    ncg007 Member Posts: 136 **
    SandyD said:

    Congratulations Nancy!

    It's a real milestone and one I share with you! I just finished my 6th and last chemo on Wednesday! Woo-hoo for both of us Cool! I was diagnosed with both Stage 1A MMMT and UPSC. 

    Sandy

    Congratulations Sandy

    Congratulations to you too Sandy!  Great news!

  • SandyD said:

    Congratulations Nancy!

    It's a real milestone and one I share with you! I just finished my 6th and last chemo on Wednesday! Woo-hoo for both of us Cool! I was diagnosed with both Stage 1A MMMT and UPSC. 

    Sandy

    Back at ya

    It's a wonderful feeling to know that the after effects of chemo 6 will/might for me, be the last time I go through that.  Wishing you NED forever.  And if I could have my dream, they would come up with a less toxic, 100% effective treatment for cancer.  Enjoy your life.  Hugs Nancy

  • molimoli
    molimoli Member Posts: 514
    SandyD said:

    Congratulations Nancy!

    It's a real milestone and one I share with you! I just finished my 6th and last chemo on Wednesday! Woo-hoo for both of us Cool! I was diagnosed with both Stage 1A MMMT and UPSC. 

    Sandy

    Great news Sandy,Happy for you.

    Now put the dial on the 'l am about to really live channel'  and do wonderful things with the many ,many years to come.

    Moli-high fiving .Nuff Love

  • molimoli
    molimoli Member Posts: 514
    unknown said:

    Back at ya

    It's a wonderful feeling to know that the after effects of chemo 6 will/might for me, be the last time I go through that.  Wishing you NED forever.  And if I could have my dream, they would come up with a less toxic, 100% effective treatment for cancer.  Enjoy your life.  Hugs Nancy

    It is already out there sister Nancy

    but the money obsessed movers and shakers world wide won't let it in. I am convinced.

    We will still hope for people power changes in our life time.

    Stay NED by whatever means necessary.

    Moli-Nuff Love