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#148207 - 04/13/12 03:09 PM LAST DAY OF RADS!!!  
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I just wanted to share with you all that today is my last treatment AND I didn't have to take any painkillers this morning! WooHoo! I want to yell from the highest mountain! (We have a lot of those in Arizona) smile I never thought this day would come. I want to say thanks to everyone for making me feel welcome. Though I wish I would have found the forum earlier into my diagnosis you have all been so encouraging through rads. I will continue to read, post and update. You are all an amazing group of people. XoXo

Miss B<3


Female,28 yrs old,Non-Smoker/Social Drinker
T3 N1 M0 SCC Dx 11-10-11
11-23-11 Left Hemiglossectomy
11-30-11 Modified Radical Neck Dissection
01-25-12 Removed another spot on BOT, skin graft (left thigh)
38 RADS Tx Finished April 13, 2012
Living life in spite of cancer and not in fear of it!
#148208 - 04/13/12 03:49 PM Re: LAST DAY OF RADS!!! [Re: MissBazinet]  
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Miss B - felicitations and congratulations! The last day is the first day of your upward climb back to full good health. I'm so pleased to hear that you got through it. And without painkillers... you're a wonder!

Keep us posted on how the recovery goes. Wonderful news.


David 2
SCC of occult origin 1/09 (age 55)| Stage III TXN1M0 | HPV 16+, non-smoker, moderate drinker | Modified radical neck dissection 3/09 | 31 days IMRT finished 6/09 | Hit 8 years all clear in 6/17
#148211 - 04/13/12 06:19 PM Re: LAST DAY OF RADS!!! [Re: David2]  
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Woo Hoo! My last day was nearly 3 years ago on my birthday. They gave me a certificate and a flower after I completed my treatments.


Female, nonsmoker, 70, diag. 5/09 after tongue biopsy: stage IV. Left hemi-gloss. and left selec. neck disec. 30 lymph nodes removed May 20. Over 7 weeks daily rads. with three chemo. PEG removed 12/4/09 Am eating mostly soft foods. Back to work 11/09 Retired 4/1/11. 7 clear scans! Port out 9/11. 2/13. It's back: base of tongue, very invasive
surgery involving lifestyle changes. 2/14: Now speaking w/Passey-Muir valve. Considering a swallow study. Grateful to be alive.
#148215 - 04/13/12 07:04 PM Re: LAST DAY OF RADS!!! [Re: zengalib]  
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The last day of Rads is always a great day! Congratulations! You soooo deserve the flower and many more happy days ahead!!


Anne-Marie
CG to son, Paul (age 33, non-smoker) SCC Stage 2, Surgery 9/21/06, 1/6 tongue Rt.side removed, +48 lymph nodes neck. IMRTx28 completed 12/19/06. CT scan 7/8/10 Cancer-free! ("spot" on lung from scar tissue related to Pneumonia.)



#148218 - 04/13/12 08:03 PM Re: LAST DAY OF RADS!!! [Re: Anne-Marie]  
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Congrats!!!! Keep up the good nutrition and hydration and very soon you will begin to feel like your old self. Let the healing begin!!!


Christine
SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07
-65 lbs in 2 mo, no caregvr
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo xtended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line IV antibx 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3x in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile
#148220 - 04/13/12 08:23 PM Re: LAST DAY OF RADS!!! [Re: ChristineB]  
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Thank you all! I received a "diploma" signed by my nurses and techs and a survivor pin:)



Female,28 yrs old,Non-Smoker/Social Drinker
T3 N1 M0 SCC Dx 11-10-11
11-23-11 Left Hemiglossectomy
11-30-11 Modified Radical Neck Dissection
01-25-12 Removed another spot on BOT, skin graft (left thigh)
38 RADS Tx Finished April 13, 2012
Living life in spite of cancer and not in fear of it!
#148225 - 04/13/12 10:57 PM Re: LAST DAY OF RADS!!! [Re: MissBazinet]  
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So awesome! OnWards and upwards!


Cheryl : Irritation - 2004 BX: 6/2008 : Inflam. BX: 12/10, DX: 12/10 : SCC - LS tongue well dif. T2N1M0. 2/11 hemigloss + recon. : PND - 40 nodes - 39 clear. 3/11 - 5/11 IMRT 33 + cis x2, PEG 3/28/11 - 5/19/11 3 head, 2 chest scans - clear(fingers crossed) HPV-, No smoke, drink, or drugs, Vegan
#149258 - 05/08/12 04:33 AM Re: LAST DAY OF RADS!!! [Re: Cheryld]  
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Lucky you!! On my last day, no matter what I feel like, I'll be kicking up my heels and whispering WOOT WOOT WOOT!

congrats on getting thru them...........it's all going to get better from here.

p


Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Stage III T1N2M0, diagnosed March, 2012...Treatments started April 24, 2012, finished 8/28/12.

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