Monday, November 1, 2010

Feeling pretty good!

Today was my third radiation, and I saw my RO right after the treatment.  She said that creating the plan for my treatment was very complicated, (since my crappy lungs are right there behind this tumor, it's very hard to avoid injuring them further) but that she's confident in how we're progressing.  She also almost made me cry; she said that my MO told her that I had "the most beautiful attitude" he's ever seen.  Hey, it's just that I appreciate everything they are doing for me, and it behooves me to do the best I can as well. :)

We had some lovely chicken and prosciutto tortellinis for dinner tonight, and you know, it just barely hurt to eat them.  Then, I had something I haven't had in ages;  bread and ...well.. margarine, but OMG, bread IS the staff of life!  Yeah, I've lost a little more weight, so I decided to have those darned carbs and hope my diabetes meds can keep up. So far, so good.

Thursday, I have to make sure that my MO is getting my Medical Leave paperwork done.  It would be quite hideous to miss a paycheck.  Especially so close to Winter Solstice!

So, let me tell you what my week is like:  Monday, and Tuesday, it's just radiation.  Wednesday, I have to have bloodwork, then radiation.  Thursday is Chemo and Radiation, and Friday is just radiation.  Saturday and Sunday, I recover from... the chemo. :P  Really, it's not that bad, but yes, being out on medical leave is certainly taking A LOT of the stress out of it all.

It's weird, though, that I feel my worst in the morning, and as my day progresses, I do feel much better.  Maybe I'm not a morning cancer person. ;)

I had a great chat with my friend Annette this afternoon, and you know, talking with friends is always a happy occasion.  And just because I'm not at work doesn't mean I'm not going to want to talk to my Boeing family... so you all feel free to call!

Hugs and kisses!

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