I have the weekend off from radiation, it's nice to just relax a little, especially with the trying driving conditions that past couple of days. Wednesday and Thursday were very tough days, lots of extreme pain throughout my face and migraine-level pain in my left eye and temple. The doctor thinks it may have been some 'scatter radiation' that hit a few nerves, but who really knows. It's gone now except for some irritating eye watering and I'm definitely feeling the better side of good today :)
My tongue feels like a rock slab in my mouth and that's been a little tricky. My speech is pretty slow and slurry and get worse as the day goes on. I am trying to eat more than cream of wheat, though, even though it takes a long while - I'm hungry for FOOD! LOL
Sami has really stepped up and is helping out a lot with keeping piles of "stuff" from growing around the house, cooking dinner and cleaning up the kitchen. She did a few loads of laundry for me so I had warm comfy clothes and has been pretty attentive to how I'm feeling. Britni withdrew a little earlier in the week but we had a nice chat and I think she's somewhat reassured and understanding the skull is different than the brain and although it is serious and needs to be taken care of, it is certainly manageable. Both girls are back to school next week so hopefully that will give them a little distraction. I finish radiation on Wednesday, will have an MRI in a month to gauge overall effectiveness, and if necessary, a few pointed rads after that. Not sure when chemo will start, this discussion will take place on April 7th with my regular oncologist.
All in all, the weekend should be good, some time hanging with the girlies, no where to rush off to and be zapped about the head ;) watching the puppies play and the snow melt. Life really is a daily blessing! Thank you Lord for another beautiful one!
In His Hands,