Friday, August 28, 2009

Chemo # 6 - last one done

First the happy dance:


and some more happiness:





















and no neupogen shots required!

Chemo is behind me now - just need to recover so I can really celebrate in a week or two. I actually made it through them all (there was a while there I really wanted to quit - after # 3 and # 4 especially). Brad came with me to each treatment, and got me through the bad days (except when he was at the lake working on the cabin, then my sister and mother-in-law and boys got me through). And all my friends are so good with walks, baking, phone calls, etc.

With my low hemoglobin, they say to keep walking, but just to listen to my body and go slow. I really only notice the racing heart when I walk up the stairs. They'll put in my referral to radiation, but they may want to wait 6 weeks to start instead of 4. Similar with the port removal - they won't do it while my counts are low (and the wait right now is over a month anyway).

So I will just lay low (and call all of my friends who want to go for walks).

16 comments:

  1. woo hoo!!!!!

    Soooo happy for you Beth!! - It's such a great feeling isn't it?? You thought you might quit and not do them all and then you DID!!! ♥

    Enjoy the walks and you'll be ready for radiation whenever your body is ready!!! :)

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  2. I am doing the happy dance along with you Beth....hooray!!!! Take it easy though and enjoy those weeks before your radiation begins. You have been real trooper through all of this. Hugs. Jill:):):)

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  3. Yipee!!!!!! I am so happy for you and I knew you wouldn't quit.

    Congratulations!

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  4. Rest is best now dear friend.

    xoxoxo

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  5. I LOVE your happy dance! Congratulations, Beth.

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  6. Great news, very happy for you

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  7. Yippeeeeeee! Congrats Beth!

    Take it really easy for the next few weeks. You'll be wiped-out tired but after this low of fatigue, you'll be heading back up!

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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  8. I'm very happy for you ... good job! You did it!

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  9. Awesome! Congratulations on getting through it! Keep smiling and dance! I really like your happy dancing!
    Hugs Michelle

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  10. Dear Beth
    I am glad this is now part of your past... It has been a tough road but you did it with grace & poise...
    So you go do that "Happy Dance"! You earned it!!

    Love Alli xx

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  11. I can "feel" the happiness through your words Beth and I am so so glad for you that this part of your treatment is over. Take it easy, take care of you and you will soon be able to celebrate in style x

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  12. Way to go! I'll do a little happy dance for you

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  13. What a relief for you. Especially since it was so hard. I'm praying you will regain your strength and fly through radiation:)

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  14. Fantastic!!!!! You are a trooper!!!

    And I am so very happy for you!

    Sheila, B.C.

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  15. Congratulations Beth!!! I'm so happy for you :)

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