Today, I have my last pallative radiation treatment, firing ions at my “sit” bones to kill the cancer cells lumped up together there so I can sit at the computer again and type.
Today, I meet with my radiation oncologist to see if we can repeat those treatments on my ribs, so I can sleep on either side at night, or get a nerve block to treat the spot just next to my spinal cord, if that’s causing referred pain in my ribs instead.
Today, I meet with my medical oncologist to choose the next chemotherapy (1 down, 3 unavailable, 16 to go).
Today, I am grateful for all the women who have helped me in just the last two weeks, by pushing my wheelchair so I could attend Blogalicious Weekend, for driving me to treatment each morning, for calling and checking in to lift my spirits, and for cooking my family dinner so that I could spend the afterschool time, when I am finally awake again after treatment, helping my oldest with his homework and playing matchbox cars with my little one, giggling with them both over funny stories in the books they got this week from Scholastic, and being their Mom.
I am grateful for my parents who are living with us on treatment days and most of all for my husband, who has to go through all of this awfulness with me, as my partner, the love of my life, so that it is not cut too short too soon.
And so much more. But I will end this here, as it’s time to leave, and today is a big day in my treatment.