• Did you celebrate after you finished treatment?

    Asked by ddkk3 on Saturday, May 11, 2013

    Did you celebrate after you finished treatment?

    I'm 9 chemo sessions down and I have 3 to go. I also have radiation afterwards but I think I want to celebrate a bit somehow before I start that.

    What did you do to celebrate, if you did? I don't want to take a full vacation just yet, maybe a mini vacation somewhere nearby. I'd love some ideas : ) (are we allowed to swim on/right after chemo?)

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      My celebration was rather lowkey. My best friend took me out to dinner.

      about 7 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      My first two times was 24 and 25 years ago, I was young and then there wasn't as much emphasis put on celebrating beating cancer, but I wish I would have went big and took video, pictures and the whole bit.

      4.5 years ago I had another round and we did have a get together with all family and friends that wanted to come over. It was fun. I suggest you do one.

      about 7 years ago
    • serenity4's Avatar

      Yes i sure did my family and i went to some nearby cabins and relaxed for a whole weekend though i was still very tired and weak i enjoyed it to the fullest. ...U know finishing chemo is a big deal in itself and i think anything u choose to do after to celebrate will have a sense of newness and happiness like turning to a fresh page in ur life and i congratulate u on ur journey to becoming well and i wish u nothing but the best!!!!!

      about 7 years ago
    • GypsyJule's Avatar

      I completed Chemo in January, and turned 50 in March. I had a party to celebrate my birthday, but more to celebrate life and love. I invited all my family, who helped so much during treatments, and those friends who were supportive to either me or my family while I was sick. We had a DJ and dancing,and just a lot of fun. :) I was glad I waited a little while after the side effects had minimized.

      about 7 years ago
    • berly462005's Avatar

      I went to Ruidoso NM and I was told to still stay out of the sun for about 6-8 weeks after chemo. We have a pool so as soon as I could, I would swim! I remember loving the smell of clorine? Is that weird or what????

      about 7 years ago
    • WonderKitty's Avatar

      I finished treatment just a week before Halloween so I had a major Halloween party at my parents house. It was standing room only in the whole house, and we had such a good time. It was so fun to see how many people came out to wish me well. I have a pumpkin carving party every year now, to celebrate another year cancer free! BTW-I only have 3 scans left, and one is on thursday!

      about 7 years ago
    • DaveWaz's Avatar


      I hope you got some good answers. Here is another good list of ideas.


      almost 7 years ago

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