Monday, June 7, 2010


Jennifer took me for my radiation treatment this morning and it went well. Dr C said I’d be having 10 treatments to the rib but the nurse said I’m only scheduled for 5. Will find out more about that when I see the doctor this week.

I’ve had slight headaches and mild nausea for about a week, but I think that’s from the Decadron (steroid). The radiation nurse contacted my PDN (personal designated nurse) and I got a call this afternoon saying to stop the Decadron (yahoo!!!). I see the radiation oncologist on Thursday and the medical oncologist on Friday, so I’m hoping that between the 2 of them they can figure out why I’ve lost my voice.

In between all of these appointments, I’m hoping to make it out to a ‘rehearsal/trial run’ on Thursday for an upcoming canoe trip with a group of friends. I’m not sure if I’m up for paddling, but it’s been suggested that I could be the shuttle person between the camping sites along the way. That way I can still participate and camp with them at night. But, unless I get my voice back, I think I’ll have to skip the campfire sing-along. :-)


Whidbey Woman said...

Its great to get out and enjoy life; do the leisure activities you've always done. Just pace yourself and modify the activity as needed. Listen to what your body is telling you. If it says, rest. REST!

Marlene MacPherson said...

I love how you are focusing on the positive. I noticed that you posted a comment on another ladies blog about the Running Room offering running clinics for cancer survivors. I am actually going to be leading the clinic in York Region. I am a stage three breast cancer survivor and a mother and out of treatment have lauched a new cooking show called Marlene's Meal Makeovers. I would really appreciate any feedback you may have. My website is and my blog is Best health to you!

Christine said...

Marlene - I put a link to your website in my next post. I'm sure some of the recipes on my recipe blog at could use a healthy makeover!