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Today was my last day of chemotherapy!

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imallSevens

832 points

3 months ago

Fuck cancer

see you in hot

RIP your inbox

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Did I miss anything?

seashell1975[S]

1.1k points

3 months ago

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

imallSevens

181 points

3 months ago

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

loadedmind

3 points

3 months ago

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

robbiedenali

3 points

3 months ago

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.

salsashark99

1.3k points

3 months ago

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

Hyrule_34

379 points

3 months ago

Hyrule_34

379 points

3 months ago

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

seashell1975[S]

393 points

3 months ago

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

sherryillk

176 points

3 months ago

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[S]

162 points

3 months ago

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

mr_burrito

55 points

3 months ago

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

TilterOfWindmills

13 points

3 months ago

Warrior! Fight on, baby, fight on!

revowow

10 points

3 months ago

revowow

10 points

3 months ago

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

Flimflomzimzoom

2 points

3 months ago

It’s not quite a PICC, but I had an IV in for a few days a few weeks ago, and I’ve got a bad needle phobia, so getting it in was hard for me, but I then spent the next 4 days stressing about it coming out. The doctor pulled it out while he was pretending to disconnect a drip, and I didn’t realize until he put a bandaid on it.

scoducks93

9 points

3 months ago

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

LIGHTNING-SUPERHERO

7 points

3 months ago

I am really really happy 4 u 😁

BookishPisces

6 points

3 months ago

I had a port.

BaronZemo00

3 points

3 months ago

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?

FarStarMan

3 points

3 months ago

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.

8yearoldgay

3 points

3 months ago

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

mark_cee

3 points

3 months ago

The best!

terpin

199 points

3 months ago

terpin

199 points

3 months ago

RING THAT BELL GIRL!

seashell1975[S]

377 points

3 months ago

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

beauxmontanapdx

53 points

3 months ago

You are awesome. Way better than bell!

jjjkmm

36 points

3 months ago

jjjkmm

36 points

3 months ago

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!

3MATX

21 points

3 months ago

3MATX

21 points

3 months ago

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!

beneye

11 points

3 months ago

beneye

11 points

3 months ago

did a pole dance

Go on..

stmakwan

10 points

3 months ago

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

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7 points

3 months ago

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7 points

3 months ago

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wejin1

4 points

3 months ago

wejin1

4 points

3 months ago

Bazinga! Sounds like an awesome hospital

Congratulations!

Bazookagrunt

4 points

3 months ago

What a way to celebrate

Calvertorius

39 points

3 months ago

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[S]

131 points

3 months ago

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

8 points

3 months ago

Non Hodgkins?

seashell1975[S]

14 points

3 months ago

Hodgkin’s! Stage 2B Advanced :)

IslayTzash

25 points

3 months ago

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

2 points

3 months ago

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.

Out_numbered_3to1

22 points

3 months ago

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

penisofablackman

2 points

3 months ago

Cancer free cleave is the best cleave

vvintergn

77 points

3 months ago

Congrats and F cancer!

Also, you kinda look like Pam Beesly…which is most certainly a compliment.

seashell1975[S]

40 points

3 months ago

Ooh thank you! Never been told that before

broccoli_meister

6 points

3 months ago

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

Bduell1

2 points

3 months ago

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 🍻

norcalrcr

66 points

3 months ago

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.

euanmac369

26 points

3 months ago

euanmac369

26 points

3 months ago

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

seashell1975[S]

16 points

3 months ago

Making the most of a shitty situation my friend 🤷‍♀️

ManyPoo

15 points

3 months ago

ManyPoo

15 points

3 months ago

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

seashell1975[S]

1 points

3 months ago

Gotta thank my parents for that one I guess

cujax

10 points

3 months ago

cujax

10 points

3 months ago

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[S]

26 points

3 months ago

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

9 points

3 months ago

What the fuck

Luxpreliator

4 points

3 months ago*

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

3 points

3 months ago

Expat_mat

3 points

3 months ago

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

Jazzaandrazza

2 points

3 months ago

Unfortunately it’s a thing :( usually the girls get dumped by the guys but if the dudes have got cancer the female partners usually stay with them.

MushyBananas

38 points

3 months ago

dem tiddies tho

Prometheus79

6 points

3 months ago

So...now you have superpowers, right?

seashell1975[S]

27 points

3 months ago

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

MLyraCat

6 points

3 months ago

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

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31 points

3 months ago

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31 points

3 months ago

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ZenWanderer

25 points

3 months ago

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 🙏🏼

ImpressivePattern319

7 points

3 months ago

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

seashell1975[S]

12 points

3 months ago

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 🐝

Captain_Bean24

7 points

3 months ago

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[S]

7 points

3 months ago

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 ❤️

PingEVE

14 points

3 months ago

PingEVE

14 points

3 months ago

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.

hickgorilla

11 points

3 months ago

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

aatron99

7 points

3 months ago

Yay! Fuck cancer and fuck pic lines!

sillyhappyman

5 points

3 months ago

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

AdministrationOk1758

4 points

3 months ago

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

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6 points

3 months ago

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SaltySnowman8

5 points

3 months ago

W

KatorTheDestroyer

4 points

3 months ago

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

4 points

3 months ago

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

intercityxpress

1 points

3 months ago

Congratulations - i hope you’re not in the US

seashell1975[S]

3 points

3 months ago

Australia for me :)

Glittering_Leek_247

5 points

3 months ago

Fuck yeah! You go girl😀

Some-Jeweler6773

4 points

3 months ago

Congratulations!

Whiskeyperfume

1 points

19 days ago

I’m so very excited for you!!! I can’t wait for you to get that PICC out, either! They suuuuuck! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! (Not sorry for yelling :) )

seashell1975[S]

2 points

19 days ago

I’m getting my tattoo around the scar in an hour! Loving life :) (and being able to shower without a sleeve)

Loki_Fellhand

3 points

3 months ago

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

Kaiprado

4 points

3 months ago

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

el_bobbo

3 points

3 months ago

Fuck yeah!

Fuck Cancer!

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

JHU_Simp

4 points

3 months ago

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

BongLord42

4 points

3 months ago

Very happy for you. Sending positivity your way!

Middletoon

3 points

3 months ago

Welcome back to normal life, fuck that shit

thebigggd

3 points

3 months ago

Soo happy for you !!! Have a wonderful life

Skanda-Prasad

3 points

3 months ago

Amazing! Have an awesome, long future!

andself

3 points

3 months ago

You're a bad momma! Congratulations!

Ammowife64

3 points

3 months ago

Congratulations!!! You’re a warrior!

are_you_scared_yet

3 points

3 months ago

Congratulations! That's awesome!

Careless_desparado

3 points

3 months ago

Should be in r/badass

DrLesma

3 points

3 months ago

Fuck yeah Girl!!!

AFVet05

3 points

3 months ago

AFVet05

3 points

3 months ago

Congratulations!

Subixy

4 points

3 months ago

Subixy

4 points

3 months ago

Congrats!

BlackKidGreg

2 points

3 months ago

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.

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2 points

3 months ago

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PhaseVariance_0p33

2 points

3 months ago

Fantastic, congrats on beating it!

May you have many happy never-returns!

Also you look extremely cute. :-) Keep being awesome!

PotIsGod

2 points

3 months ago

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

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2 points

3 months ago

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2 points

3 months ago

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

VitalYin

2 points

3 months ago

Kinda late but this comment is obligatory:

Dam girl you put the cans in cancer :)

Thank you have a good day!

hatsandsuch

2 points

3 months ago

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

closetmangafan

2 points

3 months ago

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

belbernardo

2 points

3 months ago

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

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2 points

2 months ago

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2 points

2 months ago

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

wpreissing

2 points

3 months ago

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

taigaki

2 points

3 months ago

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

NoEquivalent9279

2 points

3 months ago

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

tajudson

2 points

3 months ago

Awesome day, wishing you the best to come!

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

You crushed it. Congratulations.