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