Sunday, October 21, 2012

Three weeks down, three to go....

I'm halfway through!  
Tomorrow I will start my fourth week of radiation.  It seems to be moving along pretty fast.  The radiation itself only takes about ten minutes.  I started getting a little bit of a burn on my skin and some swelling under my arms but everything is normal so far.  
Galen and I are trying to make the best of the long trip to and from the hospital.  We usually stop at Starbucks in the morning for coffee and occasionally a breakfast sandwich, and after my radiation we might visit my sister in Chapel Hill, or we might stop somewhere for lunch.  We occasionally will go to the mall bookstore and relax with a good book and a cup of coffee.  

Soon this will be over and I will look back and realize what a really long journey this has been, 

and I might even be amazed how I ever got through it.  


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

I am happy that you only have 3 more weeks! I know it has been a very long journey. You are one of the strongest women that I know Donna. I am awed by you.

Veronica Roth said...

I'm so happy it's half-way over for you. You're being so brave and doing so well. Over here I do think of you and am sending you strength. It's really nice for me that you post updates and I know you're ok. Yay for Sbux in every community. Here, in Vancouver, we have at least 6 within a one mile radius! In Oxfordshire there are two in Oxford and none anywhere else :( So nice to buy one of their special $5 drinks as a treat, but in OXON they cost 5GBP and that's about $7.50!. I'm completely addicted to the chai lattes, (I know, I'm bad), so am glad I can't have one every day when I'm in E. Much love and strength to you my FB and blog friend. :)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Woopee!!! You are at the half-way mark. What an amazing and brave person you are. Hope this will all be over for Christmas.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm glad it is going well, Donna! Have you tried Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latees? It is such a delicious treat :)

Mimi Sue said...

Yippee! Almost there!! And I'm glad you're taking those little moments to enjoy life while you're traveling. Keep up the good work! Mimi

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I am glad things are going well for you, have such a great attitude...XO

Balisha said...

Halfway through...wonderful. It sounds like you are making the treatment days a little special. I love that. A little something to look forward to. Thanks for updating often...we all care about you.

Donna said...

You've made it This far Because you ARE amazing!!!

camp and cottage living said...

You're still in my prayers!
It has been such a long journey for you and I'm so glad your this much closer to the end of all of your treatments.
It's good you and hubby make the effort to enjoy your long trips too

Zuzana said...

I admire and love your optimism and your strength, you are an amazing woman.;) Wishing all the beat of luck on the remaining road to recovery.;)

Pondside said...

You're almost there! My friend Brenda has just completed her eighth chemo treatment and has four to go. She'll finish on Christmas week.
This morning I wrapped two books for you - they'll go on a slow boat down the coast later today (or at least that's how I imagine our slow postal service!)

*Sheila* said...

Your treatments ended just in time, no traveling through this horrible storm!
Hope you are feeling well, you must be so glad they are finished.
Thinking of you.

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