Tag Archives: treatment

My, How Time Flies…

It’s almost over. There is one treatment left to go. There will still be a few more months of cancer related tests and appointments, of course. And the port will have to be flushed every six weeks until they decide … Continue reading

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Day One…

Well, today was day one in our efforts to read through the Bible in 90 days. Our reading was Genesis chapters 1-11 and Job chapters 1-5. Following our SOAP formula, I’m supposed to pick out a verse that stood out … Continue reading

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Getting Back to Normal…

Normal. It’s a relative term. But then everything in life is relative. Einstein sure had that right! Every thought, fear, and emotion is relative to our own personal experience and views. “Normalcy” is no different. They (scientists and/or psychologists) spend … Continue reading

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Patience…

I am not a particularly patient person. (And before anyone suggests it, I am far too smart to actually ask the Lord to help me learn to be patient. Not gonna fall for THAT one! LOL) Having cancer pretty much … Continue reading

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NO MORE RADIATION!!!!

 It’s finally over! I got my LAST radiation treatment today. I even got a Certificate of Completion, LOL. Coincidentally, the other side of the office, the medical oncology office was having an open house to celebrate the completion of the … Continue reading

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Final Regular Radiation Treatment

I got my final regular radiation treatment today. Yippee! I have 7 more treatments to go, called “boost” treatments. These treatments are targeted so that they only hit the area right where the tumor was. I was very happy to … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at Radiation Treatments…

Five weeks of radiation down, and two more to go. I go in later than usual on Monday so they can do some additional setup for the final seven treatments, called “boost” treatments. So far, the radiation has targeted the … Continue reading

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Exhaustion…

Wow, I didn’t know I could feel this tired. I swear it wasn’t this bad during the chemo. Or maybe it was and I’ve just forgotten. You know, Chemo Brain and all. Then again, I guess it’s possible, and probably … Continue reading

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Signs of Radiation Exposure…

Well, I’m into my third week of radiation treatments. As I was laying there today listening to the machine buzzing while it zapped me, I couldn’t help thinking about Japan and it’s nuclear situation. If the worst were to happen … Continue reading

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☢ Radiation Alert! ☢

I began my radiation therapy today. The first treatment was nothing special. It’s very fast, taking no more than five minutes at the absolute most for the actual treatment. I spend more time getting ready for it. I have to … Continue reading

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Bye, Bye Chemo!

Well, I’m finished with the chemo. Been done for a few weeks now, but was waiting for the last of the side effects to fade before posting. Actually, I’d thought about doing a post that detailed my symptoms through that … Continue reading

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Seven Down, One More to Go!

Well, I’ve gotten seven of my eight scheduled dense dose chemo treatments. Just one final big bad one to go after this! I am so excited to be done with it. I’ll still keep getting the Herceptin through October or … Continue reading

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Extreme Yucky!

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I made myself sit down and write a post. Sorry about that. I assign part of the blame to me being pretty tired all the time. Well, not so much tired as … Continue reading

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Sinus Issues, Thanksgiving Dinner, and Other Miscellanies…

Well, I seem to be over my infection issues. Praise the Lord! I have a bit of a sinus cold, though, which is unpleasant, but doesn’t seem to be getting any worse. I always tell Mark that there’s a fine … Continue reading

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Thank You, God, for Muscle Relaxers!

So, I’ve got this whole new issue with MAJOR back spasms. NO fun at all. I had a few after the first chemo treatment, but this time around they’ve been much, much worse. Bad enough to literally stop me in … Continue reading

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