Today was number 7 of 15 radiation sessions, so I have basically reached the 1/2 way mark. Thank God because I can now see the finish line to this first phase of what I am sure will be a long treatment. Tomorrow I also have my ultrasound led biopsy to re-stage the tumor in my collarbone and neck. I just want to get that analyzed and then start on treatment to get rid of it. The pain it causes is never ending, and I am weary from it.
The steroids are making my legs very weak. This happens often because the drug makes you have a decrease in muscle mass. I am trying to do some weight lifting to protect the muscles in my thighs, but it isn’t easy. Walking is slow and there are times I find it hard to have the strength to go up a step.
Emotionally, I have settled down with a positive attitude and trying not to waste my thoughts in fear or worry. I find my moments of quiet prayer, reflection, and meditation are life saving. My family has been so helpful and loving. Everyone has been helping out so things are running smoothly. It has allowed me to just focus on getting well, and getting through this.
I am reading a lot, and will be posting a review on a book I liked shortly here. I nap when I need to, take my meds, and be sure to eat healthy in frequent small meals to help with the nausea. I was put on an anti nausea med yesterday which helps so much. I as also given vicodin to try for the pain. I have to stagger it with the tramadol because it really doesn’t work on its own, but it is helping me sleep.
That is about all to report for now. I will be writing about my biopsy next time so those curious can get a blow by blow account of what they do. Enjoy your day. XO