• Did you celebrate end of treatment?

    Asked by shayna on Sunday, March 10, 2013

    Did you celebrate end of treatment?

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    • attypatty's Avatar
      attypatty (Best Answer!)

      Dear CaringBridge:
      There's yes and then there's Oh, HXXX, yes! I bought myself a new Harley Davidson Switchback in bright red and went on a 400 mile ride to celebrate my re-birthday. Best thing I have ever done. Made me feel really alive again.
      Fight On,

      over 3 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I like AttyPatty's celebration better than mine!!! I just took the wife out, but we did have a huge family get together, smoked some butts, had a great time and now that has turned into sort of a family thing. Every holiday that comes around, there is smoke rising from our house from whatever I'm cooking.

      over 3 years ago
    • shayna's Avatar

      After lumpectomy, sentinel node biopsy, chemo, radiation, Herceptin, I now am taking Femara for five years. I have hair again, feel well, not a lot of side effects. I want to have a party, no presents, just to have fun & be silly. Guests can donate to a cancer related cause. Maybe a spa day with girlfriends!

      over 3 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      I'm still taking Herceptin, but to celebrate my end of regular chemo sessions, my husband & I went to California for three weeks. We rented a house & they let us take our dogs. Best way in the world for all of us to relax after what we'd been through! My golf game was lousy, but then, it's ALWAYS been lousy! :-)

      over 3 years ago
    • Mel's Avatar

      My boyfriends whole family brothers, aunts, cousins, nieces, newphews etc. threw me a small party for end of my Chemo tour. Its was really nice!.
      When I was done though for me I just wasn't sure if I should celebrate, I felt guilty for being done and others still going through it. Sort of felt lost not going anymore. Even though I'm glad to not be nausea's for days ::
      Spa day with girlfriends awesome!! Love it.

      over 3 years ago
    • Beannie's Avatar

      Yes - not quite there but there will be celebration - even have my best girlfriends planning to do a "Dirty Girl Run" with me later this year to celebrate.

      over 3 years ago
    • Daytonagal's Avatar

      My radiologist gave me a great diploma to show that I completed all the requirements and exams in hard tables, cold rooms, awkward positions and cold hands. It was a nice touch and I have it framed in my office. Other than that, I didn't really celebrate as I was still grieving for my sister. She died 2 months before I was diaganosed. I did celebrate my one year anniversay of ending treatment.

      over 3 years ago
    • Bug's Avatar

      My last radiation treatment was the day before Thanksgiving (2010) - appropriate, I thought. I was busy hosting Thanksgiving so didn't really celebrate. Like Mel, I felt a bit guilty knowing others were still going through their stuff. I also felt odd not going anymore. I talked to the on-site counselor about that. He said that's really common but that I'd get back into the swing of things - and I did.

      over 3 years ago
    • Miriam's Avatar

      My husband and my two adult daughters and their families threw an "End of Chemo" Party at our home. We invited lots of friends and neighbors who came with funny gifts and lots of support! We grilled hamburgers and brats (Wisconsin traditional must) and served plenty of micro brewed beer. That's also a Wisconsin must have at a party thing. I was so tired because it was really the last day of my chemo treatments but it was so heart warming to be surrounded by caring and loving friends. I think they came for me and not just the free food and beer!!

      over 3 years ago

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