Wednesday, October 21, 2009

First Round To Me

Today marked the end of the first part of radiation treatment. Tomorrow I get the first of five boost doses.

I can hardly contain my excitement.

Questions were raised about the 'stickers" that were installed on my chest earlier this week. Yes, I can shower. (Can you imagine the indignity of that not being allowed. Oh, wait, we already did that part!) I just need to be careful not to knock those suckers off.

So, 28 behind me; 5 to go.

Aside from the exhaustion (which started about day 5), the itching (day 10?), the slight blistering (very recent), and the sharp hot pains (almost from the beginning), it wasn't so bad. (Neither was childbirth or multiple root canals if we are comparing.) I will say that one of the things that got me through was this blog which I am still reading. (If you are going to do it, start at the beginning and read backwards!)

Friends' experiences (thanks, Amy! thanks, Susan!) helped too.

So, I'll chronicle the last 5 sessions, and the trips back to the surgeon, and to the oncologist (medical), but let's all consider that this adventure is over, shall we?

In another week, the blog will be all about knitting and the Tiny Prince.


Knitting for the Tiny Prince sounds like fun. Can't wait to see what you decide to do.
Go, Ann!
Almost there! Almost there!!

Hang in there, Ann - the end is in sight!
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