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. :-)
One of the challenges of having advanced cancer is that there aren't enough good-news stories. While it may be necessary to go to the 'dark side' at times, I want to create a blog that is about living in the moment and finding joy in the small things.