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Posted 2017-08-02T03:28:08Z

Call me N.E.D.

And just like that 5 became none. I am officially done with my cancer treatments!! Today was my last day of radiation. I won't miss my daily (weekdays) 8am radiation treatments of being contorted on a table and then "burned". It became quite painful over the past 2 weeks as my skin blistered and peeled. The open wound was quite painful, luckily my skin is growing a new layer. And my hair is growing fast!

Many people ask me my prognosis and I haven't really known what to say as all my treatments were designed to keep the likelihood of it returning under 10%. I did ask my oncologist and her answer was, ''we consider you N.E.D."

My new favorite letters, maybe I will monogram them on something! It means No Evidence of Disease. So as long as our aggressive treatments worked, which I am declaring they have, then I'm done with cancer. I will have follow up Dr. appointments in 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, etc. I will learn more tomorrow in my survivorship appointment. I'm sure it will take me awhile to adjust to life without cancer treatments, well maybe not too long!

Now onto my previously scheduled life! Thanks to my army of supporters, look out for more posts on post-treatment life. Just call me N.E.D.

 

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Comments (3)

  • Sharyn O'Hare
    Sharyn O'Hare

    NED....I love it!!! So proud of you being so amazingly strong through this entire process. Now hope you can come to the beach for a little R&R. My home is open to you anytime!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • KIRSTEN AF KLINTEBERG
    KIRSTEN AF KLINTEBERG

    So good to hear! You are awesome! I'll call to check in.

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Suzanne Brannan
    Suzanne Brannan

    That is wonderful!!!!! What a relief that this was so treatable. It was a scary and painful time, I'm sure. Congratulations on coming through with flying colors!!!!!

    2 years ago · Reply