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Today was my last day of chemotherapy!

Today was my last day of chemotherapy!

salsashark99

Brain cancer here. I hope to be there one day.


KorvisKhan

I truly hope you get back to good health and live a long and happy life full of amazing moments and memories. Not just that but I hope you shake off the emotional toll that cancer inflicts on you.


salsashark99

I was diagnosed in March. I just wish I could put it out of my mind for a full day


pin_80424

Drive it out of your mind forever. kick its ass baby


Snaffle27

I hope for all of the best possible fortune for you from here on out! 🙏


gmod_policeChief

I think time is the only antidote for that kind of anxiety. Video games are the best for that, and brainless happy YouTube/tv shows are 2nd imo. Good luck brotha


icenjam

Video games, and… and… and *what* kind of happy YouTube/tv show did you say…?


gmod_policeChief

Lol holy fuck I didn't even realize


KinjaMannTn

I battled throat cancer last winter and spring. People don’t realize how the thought of it is always in our minds


agent-99

brain cancer joke? I hope it is out of your mind forever! ♥


salsashark99

What did the brain say to the tumor? You're getting on my nerves


AllAboutGuitar

Same here bud, GBM4 and last 5 day stint of TMZ next week. Can't wait. Good luck to you too, all in this together and we'll find a cure


salsashark99

I'm lucky because I haven't had to have chemo yet. How are the side effects?


AllAboutGuitar

First month of it I was extremely sick because I went from 145mg/day every day during radiotherapy to 320mg/day for 5 days every month for six months. Had anti-sickness tablets prescribed to help which they eventually did, once I got the doses right. Other than that just feeling weak and a lot more tired than you usually are. Pretty easy to figure out just how much you can do until you're absolutely knackered.


salsashark99

UK? Thanks. You sound one tough cookie(biscuit)


AllAboutGuitar

Yeah, in the UK. Thank you so much, keep up the hard work. Cancer's not easy for anyone including the families


mav3r1ck92691

Kick its ass!


hannahzakla

good luck!


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salsashark99

I heard once and it stuck with me. I don't have an incurable tumor, the tumor has an incurable me.


TommyGonzo

Rorschach mentality, I like it!


VarsityVape

That’s badass, I like you


Fenixstorm1

Brain cancer...you're not welcome here...


dabesdiabetic

GBM?


salsashark99

Thankfully no. Oligodendroglioma grade 2. It's the best kind of brain cancer but it's still terminal right now. I got the best shit sandwich


_urbanity

Best of luck to you going forward—sending you lots of positive energy. I yearn for the day that we finally vanquish brain cancer. GBM took my dad from me in August.


salsashark99

Thanks I somewhat feel early survivors guilt because ov been in contact with gbm patients. I have 10 or 15 years if I'm lucky. I'm sorry about your a dad. It's a shitty disease


_urbanity

I’m sorry you’re feeling survivor’s guilt. If it’s any consolation, I don’t think many people diagnosed with GBM would want you to feel that way. At least, I know my dad wouldn’t have. Hopefully we’ll find a cure soon—that’s one thing everyone can rally behind.


CA_Jim

Confirmed. I have GBM, I don’t want you to feel that way, /u/salsashark99. Don’t worry about me, though. I’ve got lots of advantages and I’ve got a good chance of being around a while. My 1 year dx anniversary is coming up mid-October!


_urbanity

Best of luck to you, too, friend. It’s not easy for anyone involved. Keep fighting!!


salsashark99

https://youtu.be/mzvk0fWtCs0


_urbanity

Such a fitting song for both of us. Thank you for sharing <3


h8nh8nh8n

I don't know what you believe in, but I'll put you in my prayers


Hyrule_34

Noice! Did you get a port for your chemos or do them all through the arms? Hang in there! 🤘😁


seashell1975

No port for me, just the PICC for 6 months which came out today!! Can finally shower without a plastic sleeve wooo!!


sherryillk

Having the PICC removed right after finishing the last chemo was the best. I hadn't realized they would do it so soon but was so incredibly delighted when I found out. Congrats on the freedom!


seashell1975

I was so scared it would hurt but it took 2 seconds and I didn’t feel it at all! So happy!!


mr_burrito

It's fuckin gnarly just how tube much they pull out, eh?


mynamespaghetti

For real. And for as much care and delicacy they use in snaking it in, they sure pull it out like they’re starting a lawnmower.


treader19

Congratulations. I’ve had 4 rounds, got the port taken out under consciousness sedation. Docs were talking about Volvo wagons…. 2nd time was a PICC line and it was right around this time last year when hospitals were full. Got it taken out basically in a hallway behind a sheet and man the tugging and length was crazy. Good job getting through it.


FoamToaster

Taking out a port is a fair bit more involved than taking out a PICC!


baptsiste

Dude, I had that same thought, such a weird fucking sensation. But what a relief to not have that constant aggravating reminder dangling off your arm


FarStarMan

LOL! Happy days ahead!


mycroft16

Watched them put a PICC in on my wife once... mildly disturbing. Things are so much longer than you expect.


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I didn't know what it was going to be like. They showed me the tool they were gonna use and I thought it was gonna be like a hole punch. I almost cried whenever they mentioned anything about it finally having to happen. I was really worked up. My PA got annoyed because she couldn't imagine what I must have thought was gonna go down to get me so tightly wound.


WinCo_Wonderland

I'm surprised they let you watch. I've been kicked out of the room every time, despite the fact that I *want* to watch.


mycroft16

I didn't get to be right in the room... but she has anxiety and they let me stand outside the little procedure room doorway where she could still see me and I could watch what they were doing. Helped that we were literally the only people in there that day.


CancerSpidey

Its awesome i took a video cause it was so nasty lol. Best feeling ever when you can shower normally


natie29

And it feels reaaaally weird.


TilterOfWindmills

Warrior! Fight on, baby, fight on!


revowow

The worst part about the PICC line for me was when they would have to take off the dressing and clean the skin and then reapply it, I don’t know why but it was so uncomfortable and it hurt


goodrars

Oof yes, my skin was often so tender each time the nurses took the dressing off.


scoducks93

No better feeling than getting your central line taken out! Congrats on finishing chemo!!


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For some reason when you said "central line" it made me think of catheters and then I made a joke about them being called "dick PICCs" in my head.


scoducks93

I think we’ll need to contact the medical board and get the official name switched 😂


BookishPisces

I had a port.


mark_cee

The best!


FarStarMan

The nurse probably told you this already but keep the insertion site dry for a while longer and maybe use an alcohol swab to sterilize it.


BaronZemo00

Oh I remember that. Certainly a pain. I had several piccs and some thing called Hickmans. Doesn’t feel like you’re running around with a straw hanging out of you? Or fear someone’s gonna run up to you with a bike pump?


LIGHTNING-SUPERHERO

I am really really happy 4 u 😁


8yearoldgay

All the best mam, hope you recover as quickly as possible :)


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Hyrule_34

That’s cool! Didn’t know that was even an option for some people. I had one in the chest.


imallSevens

Fuck cancer see you in hot RIP your inbox . Did I miss anything?


seashell1975

Hey if the universe sends me cancer, best thing it can do is get me some karma out of it 🤷‍♀️


imallSevens

Well I'd give you an award but I'm at 777 awarder karma and cant fuck that up


RedHeadRights

That is the most Reddit comment I’ve heard in a while. I hope to one day achieve 6969 post karma.


imallSevens

I gave an All-Seeing Eye award then happened to look at it a couple days later... now what the fuck am I going to do with 1850 coins


RedHeadRights

Who can blame you though 777.. that is quite an accomplishment indeed.


imallSevens

Goes with the username


RedHeadRights

Oh my god I just barely put that together. Yeah you would need to wait until 7777 if you ever award again.


mcm0313

Giggity?


RedHeadRights

It is what it is…


sudoAlpha7

r/UsernameChecksOut


robbiedenali

Congrats!!! The wife finished hers about 1.5 years ago. The red devil is no joke. Just keep that amazing attitude. You may not feel 100% for a while but don't let it erode your resolve. Mad, mad respect to you.


loadedmind

I'm so very glad you made it! Congratu-effin-lations!


terpin

RING THAT BELL GIRL!


seashell1975

No bell at my hospital!! But I did a pole dance on the IV pole with my fav nurses to celebrate 🥰


jjjkmm

My husband’s in chemo for lymphoma right now…we LOVE those off-color nurses who really take the time to know us and laugh with us. So glad you had your faves with you at your last treatment! Congratulations and nothing but healthy wishes to you moving forward!


beauxmontanapdx

You are awesome. Way better than bell!


stmakwan

Damn…and I just rang an old decrepit bell. Congrats!


3MATX

That’s certainly one way to celebrate. Congratulations on still being fun after what you’ve gone through. If anyone slipped a dollar bill in your gown it needs to be framed!


Bazookagrunt

What a way to celebrate


beneye

>did a pole dance Go on..


ohiolifesucks

Get it together man. Do NOT get horny on the girl that just bear cancer. Anyways OP, you got a video of that pole dance?


simondrawer

Why not? She’s a girl and this is Reddit. Plus, boobies.


AnotherLightInTheSky

Healthy Reddit girl with boobs, what else is needed?


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wejin1

Bazinga! Sounds like an awesome hospital Congratulations!


norcalrcr

This is just what I needed to see at this moment in my life. This morning at 9:30 am I sat down for my first chemo treatment for stage 4 lung cancer. You've been down the road I've just started. Probably started out with many of the same unanswerable questions I have. You mentioned your husband, hopefully he was there by your side from the beginning. I'm so lucky, my wife is totally involved. I told her when I finish my chemo I wanted to do a post like yours. Congratulations on reaching this awesome milestone! And thanks for showing us it can be done.


thefrostmakesaflower

If you haven’t already, get your tumour biopsy sequenced to see what mutations your cancer has. It is not standard but is really important now. There are a lot of amazing targeted therapies coming to or already on the market for lung cancers (depending on what part of the world you’re in), specifically non-small cell the most common type. Best of luck with the treatment! You got this


dna_complications

This. Absolutely this.


nareksisosu

Hey, best of luck with your treatment. I’ll see your post on here when you’re finished. :)


crumbsforget

Kick cancers ass!! All the good vibes your way!


vvintergn

Congrats and F cancer! Also, you kinda look like Pam Beesly…which is most certainly a compliment.


seashell1975

Ooh thank you! Never been told that before


broccoli_meister

Seconded, came here to say that, it's the teeth that spark the similarity recognition I think


Bduell1

I had the exact same thought when I saw your pic, although I’ve been binging the office for the past few weeks so I see Pam everywhere I look ❤️ Here’s to you for kicking the ass of cancer 🍻


ZenWanderer

I know there are a lot of different types of chemo and everyone’s recovery is different but if your recover is anything like mine has been, you’re going to feel absolutely amazing soon. After six months of chemo feeling so fatigued all the time became my new normal and I almost forgot that I could feel full of motivation and energy but here I am five months after chemo and I feel fucking great. Wishing the same for you 🙏🏼


PstainGTR

Its nice to see that people get to feel good after this shit. Im on year 3 of remission and i feel like absoulute DOG SHIT. My nerves are so fucked up i struggle to sleep at night and my days are pretty much spent on the couch feeling bad if not on the toilet due to my stomach lining being fucked after the treatment. Now im stuck on opiates that makes me also feel like doodoo


AdministrationOk1758

was on reddit for the wrong reasons. accidentally swiped over and seen this. congrats that’s a huge accomplishment


Some-Jeweler6773

Congratulations!


hickgorilla

Yaaaay!!!!! Congratulations!!! I wish you many years of awesome!


Calvertorius

Congrats! I hope you rang the bell obnoxiously loud. Also clearly it wasn’t breast cancer, so at least you got that going for you 🥳


seashell1975

No bell in my hospital but I definitely made my presence known lol. My life motto: my blood may be full of cancer but at least the tiddies look good.


cavernoustwat

Non Hodgkins?


seashell1975

Hodgkin’s! Stage 2B Advanced :)


IslayTzash

3A whose last treatment was 20 years ago wishing all the best for you. i’m reading up on picc lines today, they sound awful. i was a dumbass and didn’t get a port and no one offered a picc back then. my arm veins are still scarred and hard and getting blood tests is difficult. but chemo did its job 100% and there’s no more cancer.


kieranjackwilson

I hope for the stage 2 not B advanced lol Seriously though, I hope you have happy and fulfilling life with people you love! Thanks for sharing this post, it brightened my day.


ThreeDeePrintah

>but at least the tiddies look good. That's facts.


Out_numbered_3to1

So next post will be on r/gonewild To rack up more karma?


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rumbleboy

That almost c*rack*ed me up.


bigbangtheory

They do indeed!!


penisofablackman

Cancer free cleave is the best cleave


rhastie82

Stage 3 high grade breast cancer here! Lol screw this cancer.. Im in my 30's and its stripped me of everything that makes a girl.. Congrats OP! Wishing you all the best!


Captain_Bean24

Hi so my dad is starting chemo soon, I'm just asking how the whole process works because I am incredibly worried for him, and being a 16 year old male I can only do so much to help him.


seashell1975

Being there for him will be enough. It’s hard on the whole family. Just give him love and be with him. I wish you all luck ❤️


mysterymeat69

I’m mid chemo and have a 16yo step-daughter. She has been awesome through the whole thing. Just knowing that she’s sending positive thoughts my way every day has been amazing for my mental state. All you really have to do is be you. For me, the normalcy of her actions has really helped. She still gives me shit for stuff she always gives me shit for (a step-daughter’s job I suppose), but it’s always done with love and I certainly give her plenty back. For me, and my family, we also have an open door policy when it comes to questions about chemo/cancer. She is allowed to ask any questions she wants and my wife and I do our best to answer them (we don’t always know ourselves). Tl:dr: just be you, and your dad will be grateful.


Big-Invite-4988

Be there to help without being asked. Things he once could do, will become dangerous to his health. Going ‘round and making yourself available to help with whatever will mean a -lot- to your father, and your relationship with him will flourish. My father just went in to remission; I hope yours does the same.


andself

You're a bad momma! Congratulations!


Skanda-Prasad

Amazing! Have an awesome, long future!


Middletoon

Welcome back to normal life, fuck that shit


DrLesma

Fuck yeah Girl!!!


Ammowife64

Congratulations!!! You’re a warrior!


thebigggd

Soo happy for you !!! Have a wonderful life


Loki_Fellhand

Best of luck. Just got my year after checkup today with all clear indications. May you have the same for all your years.


el_bobbo

Fuck yeah! Fuck Cancer! Fuck... Nah, enjoy all the karma girl. you deserve it!


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PingEVE

PICC lines are the fucking woooooorst. My skin reacted to almost every dressing they put on me. Edit: Ugh, this post triggered something and I can smell that shit they use to clean your skin when they change the dressing.


shah_reza

Funny. I LOVE my PICC and central lines. 1) no more looking like a blind knitter at my arms and hands; 2) the pain meds hit INSTANTLY


PingEVE

Yeah, whenever I had a bone marrow biopsy, the sedatives hit hard and fast.


ImpressivePattern319

Why do you still have hair? Or is it the drugs used that makes you bald?


seashell1975

My hair never fell out fully! I’m one of the lucky few. Before I cut it, it was super thick and I had lots of it. The chemo made it fall out very gradually, like 3 entire brush-fulls when I would brush it. I got sick of shedding hair everywhere so I said F it I’ll rock the buzz cut 🐝


YourMama

No it’s chemotherapy that makes you bald. Even if you shave it, like she said she did, your hair doesn’t come back until weeks after the chemo treatment is done. So I’m not sure why her hair grew back midtreatment or why she has eyebrows too


cavernoustwat

You don't always lose your eyebrows. It depends on what chemo drugs you're given. I never lost my eyebrows and my hair started coming back even during chemotherapy after it initially fell out.


YourMama

My ex was going through chemo while we dated. Lost their hair and eyebrows too. OPs really lucky they didn’t lose eyebrows and their hair grew back!


FilliusTExplodio

Depends on the drugs and the intensity, and luck. My wife's first round (6 months) she didn't lose any hair. It wasn't until her second round when they had to step up the drugs that she lost all of her hair.


MushyBananas

dem tiddies tho


shweishwei

We were all thinking it


Permanentear3

Sadly I noticed too


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One-Ad-2373

Was I the only one that checked for Onlyfans?


cujax

I don't even know who you are and all I care about is that smile you have and you having your last day of chemo!!!! So proud of you and not even knowing who you are? are you single? wink wink. ( but seriously )


seashell1975

I had a boyfriend but he broke up with me midway through treatment because Cancer Girlfriends are too much effort lol. Thank you ❤️


Lil_SpazJoekp

What the fuck


BrosenkranzKeef

I have a family member who was dating an older woman throughout her breast cancer treatment. The saga lasted over a year, double mastectomy, the whole nine yards. He let her and her two kids move into his house. At that point it was basically a single-income household. His credit cards suffered, he stopped hanging out with his friends, basically just worked and stayed home to care for the family. He waited until after she was all healed up and back to work, then broke up with her to try and recover his life back. She resorted to lying about the whole thing and telling everyone they mutually know that he basically left her for dead, or that's what she'd make it sound like. There are always too sides to "what the fuck" but the bottom line is life is hard for everybody and everybody is entitled to their own decisions. I personally know somebody who risked bankruptcy because he cared so much and is now suffering through the harassment of somebody who apparently thought they were entitled to even more. That's a "what the fuck" to me. I'm surprised he stuck it out that long.


Luxpreliator

That sucks they dumped you over cancer. I have a little secret fear over cancer in my partner. Not because it would cost money or would be an emotional struggle. Or less sex, or more financial worries. But because it might mean less time with them. More time in a hospital bed than camping under the stars and watching shitty movies. Or discussing the benefits of olive oil vs peanut oil. Just being stupid with someone sweet. Cancer is not a gentle adversary. Thankfully they showed their true colors and you can find someone more awesome and cool. One of my college friends had his mom die at 55 because of cancer. His dad loved her to bits. Sometimes I feel detached from people and their pain but seeing him crying at her funeral was a great memory for me. It's kinda bad to remember someone for their pain. I cried because of his love for her. He really loved her. It was unfortunate but beautiful.


Expat_mat

Urgh.. I love cancer girlfriends.. You wanna date an aries boyfriend?


Glittering_Leek_247

Fuck yeah! You go girl😀


KatorTheDestroyer

Fuck cancer. My husband is currently in hospital for his last chemo regimen. Go and live a fantastic and wonderful life and give that bastard disease the finger!


Side-Chick

Great to see this. My sis has cancer so it’s always good to see someone get better


McDirken_Dirkenstein

You made me smile. Thanks.


irisheyes317

Gorgeous! Best to you!


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I accidentally gave my award to a stupid commenter when I wanted to give it to you, but congratulations and best wishes!


BlackKidGreg

I thought you said Chemistry at first and assumed you finished a class in high school. Although that just started... But same energy. Congratulations! Be well.


taigaki

Your teeth is fabulous my friend. Hope you have a good recovery


PhaseVariance_0p33

Fantastic, congrats on beating it! May you have many happy never-returns! Also you look *extremely* cute. :-) Keep being awesome!


tajudson

Awesome day, wishing you the best to come!


hatsandsuch

From one cancer survivor to another, congratulations!! I'm so proud of you and so happy you made it through.


NoEquivalent9279

Yay good for you! May you live a wonderful life!


belbernardo

Just finished my chemo today too for stage 3 hodgkin’s lymphoma, OP! Congratulations ☺️❤️


VitalYin

Kinda late but this comment is obligatory: Dam girl you put the cans in cancer :) Thank you have a good day!


wpreissing

Congratulations! My last chemo was almost a year ago now. Such a great thing.


PotIsGod

WOO-HOO!!! That's some good news for you!! Must be an amazing feeling after going through such hardship, this is so awesome!!


Apprehensive-Flan-83

Happy for you. Had cancer last year. Doing well. Go forth and do great things


sillyhappyman

Congrats!!! Now enjoy climate change with the rest of us.


aatron99

Yay! Fuck cancer and fuck pic lines!


Biosicle

Fuck cancer yeah but picc lines are pretty useful tbh, even though they're annoying


euanmac369

Woman + feel good cancer story = the perfect recipe for a shitty post that gets thousands of upvotes on this subreddit


seashell1975

Making the most of a shitty situation my friend 🤷‍♀️


ManyPoo

I gotta say: just the right amount of boobage. Enough for front page but not so much you lose plausible deniability. Perfectly framed


UtahSuckes

Was bout to say that


ThreeMenInTheSnow

Exactly


Subixy

Congrats!


BongLord42

Very happy for you. Sending positivity your way!


Kaiprado

Congratulations! I’ve seen my worst in 2012, believe you me… this experience humbles you.


Prometheus79

So...now you have superpowers, right?


seashell1975

Baby, you’re glowing. Or is that just the radiation?


MLyraCat

People comment on my tan. I haven’t been in the sun at all. Radiation tan!


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are_you_scared_yet

Congratulations! That's awesome!


JHU_Simp

Congratulations!🎉🎊 I wish you the best in your health! 🥰


Careless_desparado

Should be in r/badass


AFVet05

Congratulations!


WinSomeDimSum

Fuck yeah dude. If I ever see that dickbag cancer walking around, I’ll kick it hard in the shins. And then I’ll murder it and make it look like an accident. There will be no physical connection between me and the scene of the homicide. Fuck cancer dude.


ooey2000

cringe


PrinterJ

Nice one. Good luck.


swiatek15

Congratulations! Ring the bell!


closetmangafan

Ring that bell loud and hope it boosts the morals of other families. Next step a great future!


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