WoW! 6 weeks went by SO fast! Today is my last day of radiation. For the past six weeks I've been driving the same route every morning. Thankfully the weather was good for most of those six weeks. And, today I will drive that route for the last time. (OK, that's an exageration, this IS the same route I take to Target and Meijer and Starbucks and JoAnne's and...) All this to say... I'M DONE! Or at least at 6:30 this morning I can see that oh so bright light shining, and I've only got steps until the end of the tunnel! It's kind of like a race... I started off strong, no problem, but at this point I'm crawling to get to the finish line. I'm sick of it and I'm SOOOO tired!
For the most part radiation is easy. 5 minute appointments, the staff is wonderful, no sickness... the bad parts have been that I have a pretty intense sunburn going under my arm, at one point (no exageration) my skin was black. I've noticed about three layers of skin peeling off. (Think of the worst sunburn you've ever had... times 10) It's uncomfortable to say the least. About two weeks ago I developed shingles. Luckily I caught it relatively early and was given some medicine and it was getting better quickly. Right now I can still see the spots but have very little pain associated with them!
Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers during radiation (and before). They are so appreciated, I have felt them. Truly, I have!
But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds declares the Lord. Jeremiah 30:17