I get up each morning at 5AM. I have the first morning appointment in radiation each week day morning. Most days I am taken in on time but some days like this morning I am taken in a bit early. Today was my 18th appointment, I have 12 treatments left.
The reason I get up early is so we can leave home by 7AM. This enables us to get a parking spot in front of the building where the radiation is done. First thing when I get up each morning I take a tablespoon of a compound prescription and swish it around in my mouth and then swallow it. This is to coat my tongue and throat that has been burned by the radiation, I have to wait 15 minutes for the numbing to start. I then can swallow my meds which feel like rocks that I am swallowing. In the interim I make my bed and get dressed. By this time the 15 minutes are up I take my meds and eat a bowl of cream of wheat.
I have lost some more weight (3 lbs last week) but I am not in the danger zone yet. I am forcing myself to eat as I declined the feeding tube. It takes a long time to get a cup of soup down. The blender has been a blessing. Bean with bacon soup has been a staple as is cream of chicken and mashed potatoes.
Yesterday I saw an associate of my beloved Dr. McGee (my radiation oncologist). Very nice looking young man but not nearly as nice as Dr. McGee. I finally asked the question that I have been afraid to ask, what is my prognosis? This Dr. M said Dr. McGee would have to tell me but he did say my radiation has been very aggressive and they do have good results with it.
My daughter has cheerfully taken me each day and missing part of her work day on Wednesday. Thank you Marcia.
Thank you to Nana Diana for the prayer blog she did for me. Such a wonderful caring lady.
I am not intending this blog to be a complaint. I am just saying what my day is like now. God has been good to me and I am ever thankful.