Friday, February 21, 2014

It's the final countdown...

I had a different radiation treatment today.  They usually do a treatment on each breast (in two different spots), but now that I am down to the final 5, they are just focusing on the spot where they removed the cancerous lump.  It is such a relief to know that my armpits are done getting fried, and also, most of my chest.  The final 5 treatments will be focused in a very specific spot and they are going to get it good.  I'm pretty sure that spot is going to get the 1-2 punch.

My energy level is down, down, down and I am super tired.  In spite of that fact, I am THRILLED to be almost done.  4 more baby! (and then of course a 2 week after burn).

My goal of finishing The Book of Mormon in 45 days is almost complete.  In case you are confused--
here is an explanation from an earlier post...

The night before I started radiation, I was in bed thinking about how I didn't want to start radiation.  I was dreading it.  I was thinking about ways to make it a positive 45 days instead of negative.  The thought came into my head that I should read The Book of Mormon in 45 days.  I figured out that I would have to read 12 pages a day.  I well underway and will probably end up finishing the book before I'm done with radiation.  It's been a good experience.  It just seems like things flow and are easier to understand when you read more than one chapter at a time.

I'm happy to say that in 6 more days, I will have it done.  It's been a great experience.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Armpit Flames

5 more radiation treatments.  5 more pain inflicting, fire and brimstone, tormenting treatments.  Okay, that may be a little harsh, but the ol' armpits and "ladies" are scorched to a dark, dark, dark brownish-blackish-red.  So very lovely.  You will just have to take my word for it.  It's so fun to go in Monday through Friday to be burnt.

I rarely wear the "over the shoulder boulder holder" because it rubs in all the wrong areas.  I mostly stay home or wear a coat.  If I can't wear a coat (like if I'm going to church) I put the brazier on, and deal with it.  Ouch.

I am told that it will continue to burn for a couple weeks after radiation is complete.  Super.  The last treatment will be on February 27th, and it can't come soon enough.