Hip Hip Hooray! I had my last treatment today!!!!!!!

Nadi Member Posts: 619

Well, I did it! Today I had my last Herceptin and finally finished 13 months of treatment. What a year! 3 surgeries; 4 rounds TC chemo; 17 rounds Herceptin; 30 sessions of radiation; 5 biopsies (incl 2 sentinel nodes); 8 CTs; 2 MRIs; 6 gated heart pool scans; 4 echocardiograms; 1 PET scan; 1 nuclear bone scan; 2 mammograms; 8 ultrasounds; 18 x-rays; 2 endoscopies; 1 colonoscopy; 117 needles; 3 radiation tattoos; 36 different medications; 7 hospital admissions; 9 different specialists; 7 kg weight gain; 22 kg weight loss; 8 port blockages; complete hair loss, chemo induced menopause; dyspnea; neuropathy; neutropenia; radiation esophagitis; early heart failure …. and a partridge in a pear tree.      

Latest scans don’t detect any cancer. I’ll still attend the chemo unit every 6 weeks for another 2 years to have my port-a-cath accessed. 2017 has got to be better!



  • Jane221
    Jane221 Member Posts: 1,195
    Woo hoo Nadi, you got there! Time for a well-earned rest after all that and yes, let's hope 2017 is a much better year xx

  • Gerryb
    Gerryb Member Posts: 106
    High five :)

  • kayvie
    kayvie Member Posts: 157
    Woo hoo Nadi!  Great news! Time to rest and recharge. You have certainly endured a lot. Here's to wishing you a restful Christmas and to a terrific 2017  :)
  • Deanne
    Deanne Member Posts: 2,163
    Yay, Nadi! They say treatment is a marathon not a sprint but I reckon you had several marathons in there! Wishing you and all of us a healthy and happy 2017. xxx
  • rowdy
    rowdy Member Posts: 1,165
    Yay great feeling to finish and to be clear x
  • adean
    adean Member Posts: 1,036
    Wahoo you amazing woman. a good finish for xmas
  • Tracey62
    Tracey62 Member Posts: 298
    Yay Nadine!!!! Celebrating with you all that you have overcome. Just think, all that you have been through and you came  through VICTORIOUS!!! So glad your treatment is finished  <3
  • iserbrown
    iserbrown Member Posts: 5,552
    Three cheers!  Here's to a better 2017. Sending you a virtual hug from Christine xx 
  • melclarity
    melclarity Member Posts: 3,502
    Sending hugs Nadi!!!! Wonderful!!!! I did giggle the way you ended that post!!! Fantastic news!!! Heres to good health!! Melinda xo
  • socoda
    socoda Member Posts: 1,767
    Yayyyyyyyyy Nadine!!!!! That is so fantastic, how are you celebrating????Xx

  • onemargie
    onemargie Member Posts: 1,264
    Holy shit what a journey you've had!!! Enjoy the festive season you absolutely truly deserve it you are an inspiration to me and others and your strength and courage is admirable. Sending you hugs and lots of love. Margie
  • ccasper
    ccasper Dragonfly Posts: 190
    Well done! What a crazy ride. Only good health and happiness in the future! X
  • Michelle_R
    Michelle_R Member Posts: 901
    What a wonderful post!  Wishing you a trouble free 2017!  You are an amazing woman - have a very happy Christmas! xx
  • Christina 55
    Christina 55 Member Posts: 56
    Glad your finished Nadi.  Hope you have a good Christmas.   Christina x
  • primek
    primek Member Posts: 5,392
    Well done on dragging over that line. Now to heal and look forward to a bright future.