It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


I have finished 10 of the 30 radiation treatments.  The radiation is directed to my neck and head so they are pretty tough.  The worst side effects are to my mouth.  It is raw inside.  I have been given a compound prescription that is helping a bit, numbing my mouth  and throat so that it is easier for me to swallow meds.  Eating is difficult but I have resisted having a feeding tube inserted.  So far I haven’t lost a disastrous amount of weight.  Sadly I don’t have any extra weight to fall back on.

The radiation frizzes (burns) my hair so I look like the bride of Frankenstein. I can live with these side effects if it kills the cancer.  I will not choose to go through treatment a 3rd time though.

I think about all of you often.  I just don’t have the energy to visit you all.  Most of my time is spent just getting through  each day.  I have the good Lord to thank for helping me to do that.

Stay safe and be happy!!


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Until later….

I have been trying to keep up with you all but it has been difficult.  I am not getting the energy back like I did before.  I am getting ready to start the radiation (on the 13th I think).   The radiation will be on my neck and throat and I have been told by the doctor that there are a lot of bad side effects.

I have decided not to blog at all for the next few months.  I am praying that I will feel better when this is all done.  I won’t forget any of you.  I am so grateful for the prayers and kind thoughts you have sent my way since 2005.  May God Bless you all!