The pain I've been experiencing lately is making me ponder. Do you think the pain involved in healing a wound is the same as that of receiving the wound? I've been having pain all over my radiation area. Shooting pains, just like when the radiation began. Friday at my appointment, I asked my medical oncologist (the … Continue reading Pain of healing = pain of wounding?
Today I had my LAST radiation treatment! The gremlins were at work to make sure I stayed nonattached to this being my last day when they made the radiation machine have a glitch which required a computer restart and delayed my treatment for a while. But the computer came back up and synced properly with … Continue reading Celebration of the end of treatment – and reflection and thanks
Yes, I only have two radiation treatments left. Two! That's amazing to me. This seven-month journey is almost over. I started the "boost" radiation treatments on Wednesday, and I have two more of those, so on Tuesday, April 24th at around 10 AM, I'll record my last treatment. How good it feels to type that! … Continue reading TWO treatments left . . . and blooming when it’s time
I'll start with the "more." Thursday I went to see my surgeon to have the seromas (fluid sacs) aspirated. He was running late because of an emergency surgery, so it was almost five o'clock when I saw him. The nurse had all of his aspiration implements set up. When the doc came in, he looked … Continue reading Less and more
I'm having more opportunity to work on having no expectations. Lots of people, including medical professionals, have told me that radiation will be much easier than chemo. I started daily radiation treatments last Monday, and on Wednesday night, I noticed swelling. I knew I had a seroma (fluid sac) where the nodes were removed, but … Continue reading Always something