Yes I rang the bell

I had my last radiotherapy yesterday and then they asked me if I’d like to ring the bell. It was official I’d got through it. At first I said no I can’t I’ll start crying. They reassured me that was normal so I said ok I’d do it. There were around twenty lovely nurses watching, one took my phone and took a video to show my family. Yes I did blub but everyone hugged me and clapped and smiled. I am so glad I did it and I highly recommend it as it gave me closure, I know I’ve beaten it, I know it’s over, I’ve won. The euphoria hasn’t worn off yet and the side effects from letrozole and radio therapy are minor, so I sleep a lot but that’ll ease. Right now I know life is good.

Thank you to everyone here at BCN, I received tremendous support and continue to do so. MacMillan have been brilliant too and I cannot praise the NHS and my care team enough. Thank you all.


Well done ! I didn’t ring the bell because I hate to tempt fate . Just naturally pessimistic


You amazing, awesome person

Just stay in that end of treatment bubble for a while

Well done xx


Dear Nannabee,

HAPPY FRIDAY, what wonderful news wishing you lots of LUCK, HEALTH and HAPPINESS ahead.

Take good care :clinking_glasses: much love Tili :pray::rainbow::pray::rainbow:

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Congratulations, you’ve smashed it.

I’m just starting my journey having had surgery in March and my oncology appointment last Wednesday. Often wondered at what point people consider to be clear and ring the bell. Not sure how I will feel as there’s quite a chance of reoccurrence. I guess only time, tests and treatment will tell. Hope I am as positive, optimistic and happy as you are.

Wishing you all the best going forward.


Well done on finishing your treatment @nannabee
Welcome to the forum @66cherry .


Thank you everybody, I’m still buzzing, will come down to earth soon. It was a spur of the moment decision but I’m so glad I did it. At the tender age of 78 next month I’m going to make the most of every day. Just got to get the basal cell carcinoma on my back sorted once the radiotherapy effects wear off and I’ll be good to go.

I wish for you all good results, easy journeys and many many blessed days.


Hurray!!! Well done @nannabee. Thank you for all the times you answered questions for me. I wish you lots of healthy happy years ahead. Xxx


Well done and congratulations. I have yet to start my radiotherapy yet, op was 19th March. Have oncologist app on wed 8th May started on letrozole on 15th April with minor side effects. Just hope radiotherapy side effects are minor.

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@polly5 I’ll be thinking of you next Wednesday, there really isn’t anything to it. The only side effects I’ve had are my joints are a bit more achey and my arms feel very stiff but I’m sure that will wear off quickly. Please post when you finish your radiotherapy (and any other time too) and if they ask if you want to ring the bell please do it, six days later and I’ve still got a grin on my face. xxx

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How long was your course. We go on holiday on the 10th may so they wont start till after the 24th. Got to go for a bone scan on the 29th may.

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@polly5 i had five days of radiotherapy and I also had a bone scan. Go on holiday and relax and enjoy.


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@polly5 enjoy your holiday xxx

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