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Final proton done!

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Today’s ringing of the bell marks our last treatment and the end of our proton beam journey here in Jacksonville, Florida! 🙂 39 treatments, 73 days so far (although feels like more!) and we are ready to return home to the UK this weekend.

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I can’t thank the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute’s staff enough for helping us through this long journey.

My backside however is not looking forward to the journey home, I will spare you the pictures of that for now!

Special mentions go to: –

Dr. Ronny Rotondo (Top guy!)

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Karen Lopez-Bunk (Top Lady!)

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Tracy Edwards (Sorry forgot to get a picture with you so website photo will have to do!)

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Bradlee Robbert (Too funny…….for the touuuurrrr)

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All members of staff treating in the yellow room (guys I will be shooting you soon on Xbox Live/PS4!) Matt, Al, Heather – Cold Hands, Morgan, Zac & all the others I missed the names of!)

Justin Pigg (My first Radiologist, shame he moved rooms during my treatment!) The nicest guy anyone could meet….ever!

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Friends we have met along the way (James, Tyne & boys, Bob & Sabrina, Kim, Chris & girls) hopefully friends for life 🙂

Bob Mower (Fellow Chordoma Patient from Coventry, UK) Only person I have ever met with the same condition as me in the same area! we are definatly 1 in a million!

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And last but not least my family, Gem & Lauren have been there every step of the way…..

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Looking forward to a well earned rest and Xmas at home with all the family….hopefully early ish 2015 colostomy reversal & the end (for now) of this incredible Chordoma journey.

 

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