Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I'm Done, I'm Done, I'm Done

So, first off: I apologize for not posting for a few weeks, we didn't have internet at the house and I hate to use my work computer to blog--something about misuse of government resources and all.....

I'm done with radiation!!!! It's been a whole week of not seeing my new friends in radiation oncology but I have to admit I don't really miss the radiation part. All in all, for my skin I was very lucky. Due to being so scrawny I didn't have a lot of the issues most women have with their skin during radiation--it got red (really red), very itchy, tender and scaly but I never had the really bad stuff that most women develop. I'm tired and have actually taken a few naps at my desk last week and this week. Nothing is worse than having the Chief of Urology show up at your office and you know that you have a big red mark across your forehead from where you had it resting on your arm though.... Guess I'm glad I didn't drool too.

I meet with the oncologist next week to start the next phase and will keep everyone posted on round III as soon as I know what it entails.

Tiger Lily and I had a blast celebrating the end of radiation--I took her out to lunch on my last day and then we went to the Cheetah Girls concert on Sunday! Lots of screaming girls but sooo worth it. I was so happy to be able to see the wild child spend two hours jumping up and down and singing all her favorite songs.

Please say a prayer for a friend in Virginia that recently had a traumatic head injury, he's a great guy and his recovery is still not 100% certain. He is a young man to admire given all he's faced during his life.

Hope everyone is enjoying the cool fall weather and is getting ready for the holidays!

Hugs and kisses to everyone.


Anonymous said...

hey kiddo congrats. im pretty sure nodding off at work is not a bad thing for you as long as all the gritters are in their cages. ha!ha!think of you often and miss you and tiger lily. lorrie

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Anonymous said...

It was good to see your blog updated especially since I knew you were done with your treatments and wanted to let the world know the same. You were the epitomy of a trooper, faced whatever came along head-on. You did what needed to be done and it is over. Whoo-hoo!!! I am proud to be your friend and I can only hope that if ever presented with a HUGE challenge, unlike yours if I'm lucky, that I can display the courage and grace that you did.

The upside is, now you can start to plan and do the things you want to do and dream of doing. LIfe is Good!!

Take care, see you soon.