Friday, September 28, 2012

Time for Radiation


Monday I start radiation.  It's been several weeks now since surgery and my body is slowly healing.  I still  have some pain and tingly numbness but evidently that's normal.  


The radiation treatment will be every day, Monday through Friday, for the next 6 or 7 weeks.  That means this treatment plan will take me into mid November.  Ugh... 


The side effects from radiation are fatigue and some burning, like sunburn.  Not too bad.  There are others, but I choose not to think about them.  
After this I should be nearing the end of my long journey.  
Thank heavens!  


In the meantime, I am looking forward to enjoying this wonderful fall weather!  
Crisp chilly mornings, coffee on the porch, puttering in the garden, and taking walks with Otis and Riley.  


Be back soon,  

19 comments:

Mimi Sue said...

Almost done! I hope the worst of it is over for you. This time next year you will be good as new! Our prayers are coming your way! Mimi

The Star Gal said...

I'll miss you girl. Take care of you.

Gloria in Virginia.

P.s. my sis lost her 16 year old Doxie last nite. :-(

Pondside said...

At this point you must just be able to see the end of the treatment....across October into November. I have two books for you and will wrap them up this week, now that I'm home, and send them along to keep you company.

mississippi artist said...

Praying that you sail thru this with little or no side effects.And that your journey will pass soon.

Donna said...

This also will be over before you know it. My Aunt went through this...When I asked her if it hurt she'd always just say "it was pesky but doable"...
Sending you love and prayer and a wish that will make the time fly by!!
(((HUG)))

*Sheila* said...

All done by the holidays!
Your positive attitude will see you through, it will be over in no time.
Thinking of you,
big hugs

MAYBELLINE said...

It will truly be a Thanksgiving for you this year. Your posts certainly put things on my mind - like politics - into perspective. Best to you.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Sending you healing thoughts Donna as you go toward the next step in this process.
xo
Penny

Angie said...

I am holding you in healing light, girl, and hoping that these treatments go quickly and painlessly. Snuggle close to those beautiful boys and let their love heal you.

Balisha said...

Blessings to you as you start radiation. Just think... Christmas with no treatments.Checking off the days till then... one at a time.
Hugs, Balisha

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Sending prayers that your treatments go well and you feel good...and that they pass quickly, too! XO

Sherri said...

Donna, my thoughts are with you tomorrow as you begin the last leg of your long journey. Prayers also! HUGS!!!

jojopig.com said...

thanks for the posts dear. cool stuff.

Gloria McAllister said...

Just thinking about you. :-)

Gloria in Virginia

Babs said...

Donna, Hugs and prayers are with you for this last part of your healing. Enjoy time in your garden. I hope it got some beneficial rain in the last couple of days.
Babs

Zuzana said...

Dear Donna, hope it all goes well, am thinking about you.;)
xoxo

Happy@Home said...

Somehow I missed this post. I do hope your first week of radiation went smoothly.
Keeping you in my thoughts as you continue your treatments.
Hugs,
Kim

Balisha said...

Hope this comment finds you doing well.Have a lovely day.
Balisha

Donna said...

Just thinking of you sweet friend..Hang in there!!
hughughugs