Sep 162014
 

Cancer is a long, long, long race.   But the first lap is almost over, so it was bittersweet news when I got the call that the radiation machine was down today.   Yes; it is great not to have to trek to Des Moines for radiation and a blood check.  But I have only 5 treatments to go!  So, I feel like a kid with a snow day.   Awesome, I have an unanticipated day off.  Unfortunately, I still have to make that day up.   My last day of treatment is now expected to be Tuesday next week.   The doc says that it will take 3-5 days for my energy to come back up.  I am looking forward to that!  The hardest thing for me so far has been the fatigue.   There is so much I want to do, and it seems my body just wants to rest, sleep, couch potato-ize.  Do I dare play hooky from the blood check?   My blood work has been so good ….. I am so sick of being stuck with needles!

Next lap:  surgery, starting off with a visit to the surgeon on October 6.  I will keep you updated as soon as I know more.  I found out that I may not need an ostomy bag after all.   It will be a while before I know for sure, but it gives me something to hope for.

I lost most of this blog, but I am trying to rebuild it using Google cache and whatever other resources I can find.   I will date the redone blogs with their original dates.

Thank you to all my family and friends — you have been an awesome source of support and I appreciate each and every one of you.  <3

  2 Responses to “Cancer is a long race”

  1. So glad you got this going again so you can keep us informed without saying the same thing a dozen times! I have been wondering how things were going for you. Are you still working half days?

    Sending lots of hugs and a prayer to God every morning to grant you a good day.

    • Thank you for the hugs and prayers! I am so relieved, happy, excited to have only 5 treatments left in “phase one.” I am still working 1/2-days, but plan to go back to my regular schedule after my energy comes back up and before the surgery.

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