The end is near! One more treatment, some doctor’s appointments, and I am done tomorrow! One more radiation session! I can hardly believe that this portion of my journey is ending. What seemed so daunting three months ago has been both easier and harder than I had anticipated. Continue reading
An article about our Christmas from the Hutch’s website. I can’t say enough about this organization – they are a huge force in cancer research, care and outreach, not just in Seattle but globally. Their professionalism and approach to reporting on cancer and the stories around it is impressive.
Every ten years. I thought I had broken this cycle. Maya’s 20, Stella’s 10, and I’m going out in the rain to buy diapers. Seriously, I really thought when Stella was done with them that the next person I’d be buying diapers for was a grandchild… but enough of that, hey, here’s a cute cat photo:
I need to develop a new napping strategy. My inability to be out of bed for any length of time is starting to interfere with my very limited engagement schedule. I’m in bed at 4 o’clock on Saturday afternoon, having spent the entire day here and I could stay in bed for the night, but I need to get up as I’m meeting my parents for dinner in an hour. Continue reading
Three weeks. Three more weeks and I am done radiation! Just a few days ago this seemed like an impossibly long journey and now it feels like I should start packing. I’ll hold off on packing, there is a lot to fit into these three weeks: Christmas, a visit from my parents, Olivia and Stella coming down for the holidays, Continue reading
I’m on the home stretch! Only 17 treatments left to go. Olivia arrived on Thursday night and came with me to UWMC for radiation session #24. Four more weeks and I get to home with these two:
This phase is going well now. The treatments are easy and efficient, and I think I know what to expect in terms of side effects. Other than fatigue, my health has not interfered with our weekend plans. Continue reading
Today has been red-circled on my calendar for a long time, and not because it is treatment #23. On Tuesday I passed the half-way mark and while it feels like I am living at UWMC, I am really enjoying the experience.
The therapists in Suite C are efficient and friendly and are keeping me well informed. They let me know when we have delays and the reasons for them and alert me to any changes in our plan or issues with technology. Continue reading