radiation day 5 (last one!) & treatment days 41-43.

The most exciting news: Monday was my last day of radiation treatments! Woohoo!

 

Finished radiation! Per tradition, there is a physical bell you ring 3x once all down with treatment. The James gives you a bell pin in remberance. This will be my 2nd pin (I'm certain they didn't give me one at 13! Probably thought I didn't want it, ha!)

Per tradition, there is a physical bell you ring 3x once all down with treatment. The James gives you a bell pin in remembrance. This will be my 2nd pin (I’m certain they didn’t give me one at 13. Probably thought I didn’t want it, ha!)

 

As exciting as this is, it’s also been a tiring but good week so far. I had both chemo and radiation on Monday (which will be last and only day of that!) and I think that is catching up to me. Both have the tendency to make you pretty tired, and I am tired for sure!

day 41.
Dad and I had a full Monday for sure. The snow for sure made the travel there made it more complicated, but we made it to Children’s! Dad also beasted me in math problems (figured, retired math teacher) while I beasted him in anagrams (figured, aspiring future English teacher.) I am trying to work on my “chemo brain” more diligently these days by doing puzzles, brain games, Lumonisty, etc. It is helpful to have more proactive things to do instead of going into despair over these things, feeling helpless about mental blocks, forgetfulness.

Dad and I also spent time in both hospitals that day: Children’s Hospital for chemo and the OSU James for radiation. (Many do not know this, but Children’s does not have its own radiation therapy. They partner and work with the James and send their patients there.) What did we do in between after chemo and waiting to go my last radiation appointment? Barnes and Noble of course, ha! Even when I don’t work there, I still gravitate there to books, books.

Went to the James and had my official last radiation treatment! Rang that bell three times!

day 42.
The wonderful Haley came in and visited me during my chemotherapy. She is working on a project for school about the mental and physical effects of metastatic cancer on the patient. It was awesome having her there to get a glimpse of a part of my life, and to introduce to her to the many, many people who are involved with my treatment. (So many I am realizing more and more!)

 

Haley comes and visits me to observe life as a cancer patient

Haley comes and visits me to observe life as a cancer patient. This girl is truly a sweetheart! 

 

day 43.
Today. Hump day for chemo week (which earlier I kept trying to make it be Thursday, silly me.) I am tired and yet content to be sitting here, typing, updating. There is so much more to say, it seems and yet part of me wants to keep that hidden in my heart between me and the Lord. Maybe one day I will share it.

Even though I am a bit fatigued, I am at rest in Him and this moment.

This is peace.

 

 

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