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Archive for October 20th, 2008

10th Radiation Treatment of 20
Radiation Dose Received to Date: 15.0Gy
Total Dose Prescribed: 30Gy

My radiation treatment is at 8am this morning. I’m not sure it’s that great to get radiation as the first treatment in the morning after the weekend but the technicians seem to have had their coffee and everything goes like clockwork. I’m wearing my “I’m Making Cancer My Bitch” t-shirt and the technicians get a chuckle over that.

Today is the half-way mark for my radiation treatments. I have received 15Gy and will receive 15Gy more to complete the prescribed dose. Things are moving fast. Soon rads will be over. Then what?

I seem to be avoiding any of the side effects of the radiation other than the fatigue. My skin seems to be in good shape and I don’t have any pain in my throat or when swallowing. I did have a little dry cough over the weekend but it’s impossible to attribute it to the treatments. I am very tired most of the time but it’s a different tired than the “sick” feeling I experienced under chemo. I feel dopey and sleepy whenever I’m not doing something or moving around. As soon as I sit down I want to close my eyes and snooze. For that matter, I may do that right now. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

“Wo, we’re half way there
Wo, livin’ on a prayer
Take my hand, we’ll make it I swear
Wo, livin’ on a prayer”
Bon Jovi from the album Slippery When Radioactive.

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