It’s your last chemo or radiation treatment! So whatcha gonna do? You gotta celebrate silly! You have just passed a huge milestone and that is cause for some major celebrating!
When our patients at the infusion center (where I volunteer) receive their last treatment, they are presented with a mini cake and small champagne bottle Martinelli apple juice to celebrate their achievement. Let’s be honest, going through chemo and radiation sucks and to finish all the treatments is a major achievement.
I know that you might not feel like doing anything major because you just had a chemo or radiation treatment but now that it’s finally over your body will get back to normal, or at least your new normal. Everyone is different as far as a timetable, but most patients get their taste buds back in a few weeks, unless you had treatment in the neck or face area. I heard those patients take a bit longer.
I heard about a patient who got a punch card (like the ones they give out at your local coffee shop) when he began radiation treatments, and when he finished he burned the card…as part of a ceremony.
I didn’t get a punch card, so I chose to write an affirmation instead …it was something I picked out from Louise Hay’s book, You can Heal Your Life. Here’s what I wrote: I relax and let my body heal itself. I wrote it on a note card and went outside (away from vegetation or anything flamable), lit it and watched the smoke go up to the universe…repeating the affirmation as it burned. Actually I do this little ritual a lot, especially when I am focused on something or want to express gratitude.
Here are a few other affirmations I have sent out to the universe:
It feels so good to let go and relax.
I receive perfect health into my physical body.
Each cell of my body receives the healing light of my essence
So if you or a loved one is about to complete treatment, why not come up with your own idea how to mark the occasion.