Thursday, August 11, 2011

(G)radiation Day!

All decked out in my pumps and circus pants, I waltzed into the cancer center to receive my last boob blast this morning and look what my 'rad' pals gave me in addition to my final radiation treatment:

I graduated! I can't go on enough regarding how professional and friendly the entire staff was during my therapy. Below are just two of the lovely ladies who helped me through this ordeal.

In return, I treated them to some Better-Than-Crack Brownies and amidst the hugs goodbye, I realized that I am doctor free for ONE WHOLE MONTH!

The light at the end of the tunnel is in full view, friends. I think I'm going to make it! And just as I was about to press the "publish this post" button, look at what hubby brought me when he came home for lunch. *swoon*



30 comments:

Carrie said...

congrats! i finished my own radiation treatment just over 1 year ago and i know what a relief it is not to have to go back for another doctors appointment for a little while

Emily Suess said...

What great news to read! Congrats. :)

Steph@PlainChicken.com said...

Congratulations!! That is great news.

The Mom Chef said...

I got goosebumps when I saw the flowers from your husband! That is SO sweet. Big hugs and congratulations on this great, wonderful day.

Bravo!

Julie said...

Congratulations!!! Beautiful flowers from hubby!

June said...

I'm so excited for you and thankful too. Congratulations and loads of hugs!

Desserts In My Kitchen said...

That's wonderful news!! Congrads!! Such beautiful roses :)

Abby said...

Yay! Such great news!!! =)

Laura said...

So happy for you Marge! Jason and I are so happy to hear the news!

thisoldbroad said...

EXCELLENT!!!!!! A toast to your good health!
Another toast to all the great medical staff at all the treatment centers for everything they do!

Ooooo.. I'd forgotten about those brownies. Must run & gather ingredients!!!!!!!

From the Kitchen said...

Congratulations on your (g)radiation day!! Enjoy all the lovely attention. You deserve it!!

Best,
Bonnie

Sarah said...

You are one fortunate gal.

Barbara said...

You deserve the flowers and the congratulatory messages for bravely following your treatment plan! Hooray for YOU! Brava!

Debbie said...

Beautiful flowers for a beautiful lady! Glad that things have gone well for you!!! Have a great weekend!

Kat said...

Mags, you sure are special! Look at you bringing them those sinful brownies on your special day. Glad to hear this good news. Our husbands never cease to surprise us do they?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Great news :)

M.J. Jacobsen said...

Great! Time for you to relax and pamper yourself, go for it!
Beautiful flowers, and those brownies are making me drool!

Sherry said...

Thanks so much for keeping us updated. This is wonderful news indeed!

Moogie said...

I'm so happy for you. Big HUG.

myfort said...

Another Graduation!!! So happy everything is in your rear view mirror so you can look forward to a long and healthy life.

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Great news, Mags! Congrats on your g(radiation) day!

Shelby said...

Congratulations! I'm very happy to read your great news :)

Robin @ Highpoint Circle said...

Just look at all the blog love coming your way--it's got to be healing. Congratulations on getting through--it's good news to us all.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Congratulations... That is great news!!

stephchows said...

HUGE Congrats!!!! And you are such a sweetie to make them those delicious treats :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I've been reading your blog every now and then for a few months. Today, I found out my mother-in-law has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Reading this post was extremely well-timed and is a great source of hope. Hearing your news has made me much more optomistic! :-) Enjoy your month off!

thisoldbroad said...

I'm back for another recipe & thought I would share my diet tip with you..

The shampoo I use in the shower that runs down my body says "for extra volume and body".......... I'm going to start using dishwashing liquid. It says "dissolves fat that is otherwise difficult to remove"..... Hmm..

Thinking of you & sending good wishes your way.

Mags @ the Other Side of 50 said...

thisoldbroad....LMAO! I just love your comments!

Pam said...

Congratulations, Mags!!! That's wonderful news! I don't know how I missed this until now. Enjoy your break and!

Jaylah said...

Wow!

I'm about 7 years (or maybe it's 8 by now)post rads, but I still remember my excitement at leaving the clinic that last time!!

I didn't get a certificate as you did. My nurses gave me a lovely little "gold" angel pin...which I still have pinned to the collar of my fluffy white bathrobe I wrap myself in when getting out of the shower.

I surely hope you framed and hung your certificate in an appropriate place, and also possibly dried those lovely flowers!

I just found your site (looking for a steelcut oatmeal muffin recipe) and it looks like I've got some delightful reading ahead of me.

But I did need to send the congratulatory hugs first. :)